All the private boats hitherto engaged in boat transport from Kurikadduwan will boycott the service today Wednesday , in protest of boats from the south engaging in unauthorized transport service between Kurikadduwan and Nainatheevu.
The Nainatheevu Boat owners Society has sent a press release which states as follows:
*The owners of boats engaged in boat transport services between Kurikadduwan and Nainatheevu will go into a boycott of services as from today. For past several years we are providing transport service for the public, between Kurikadduwan and Nainatheevu.
*All of a sudden some persons from the south have come and are engaging in boat service without the authority from any authority. Our livelihood is affected by this.
* Hence, in protest of the adhoc action of the southerners and demanding to stop the southerner’s boat services, we will go into a struggle from today.
Velanai Pradeshiya Sabai officials said that no approval has granted in thr recent past for boat service. We will look into this matter, they said.