The All Island Canteen Owners’ Association says a Satyagraha campaign will be launched at various locations if legal action is not taken against all those who contributed to the irregular change in the composition of domestic gas cylinders by Wednesday.
Speaking during a protest adjacent to the State Ministry of Consumer Protection, Chairman of the Association Asela Sampath said they will launch the Satyagraha campaign opposite Litro Gas Company, the Criminal Investigation Department and the State Ministry, if the CID does not make arrests pertaining to the matter.
Sampath said the concerns directed to the family of Priyantha Kumara were not extended to the family of the female who died due to injuries sustained from a gas leak explosion.
Sampath demanded the government to commence the compensation process for the family of the female who died and all other victims adding they will intensify their struggle if not.
Meanwhile, civil society activist Chamara Nakandara said the public voted for the present government with expectations regarding national security adding however the lives of many are at risk at present, when preparing meals.
Nakandara said it is time to take to the streets as the lives of all housewives and mothers are at risk.
He noted the matter must be resolved promptly as the people are living in fear at home.
He urged the government to resolve the matter promptly and warned that people will take to the streets.