The Non-Academic Employees Union says amidst the current fuel crisis, the entire country is at risk of going into lockdown.
Addressing a media briefing in Kandy, General Secretary of the Union Ajith Tillekeratne said public servants face numerous difficulties in reporting for duty amidst the prevalent issues.
Tillekeratne noted that Sri Lanka only possesses 6,000MT of petrol with no expected date for a fuel shipment. He said a diesel shipment was received today adding that the public is unable to carry out day-to-day activities due to the fuel shortage.
Tillekeratne stated the country will reach a standstill and go into lockdown in the future if these issues are not addressed.
Trade unionist Ajith Tillekeratne said the lockdown will not be planned by the government but will be a result of the people’s inability to cope with the prevalent issues due to shortsighted decisions.