A big variety of civilians within the Northern Province have now begun to make use of bicycles, bullock carts and even horse carriages for his or her transportation as a result of shortage of gas within the area.
A Catholic priest from Bishop Home in Jaffna is a cynosure of all eyes in current days because the clergyman travels in his horse carriage.
Lately earlier than the gas shortages within the nation, Jaffna civilians who used bicycles have been utilizing motor bikes and scooters quickly with the remittance they obtained from expatriates. Nevertheless, with the current gas disaster the Jaffna civilians of all walks of life have now gone again to make use of their bicycles and within the distant areas college students even go to varsities by bullock carts owing to a restricted bus providers in a number of elements of the peninsula.
A senior citizen in Jaffna instructed the Sunday Observer that bicycles costs have gone up with a brand new bike offered at above Rs, 50,000 relying on the model.
In the meantime, the bicycles which have been discarded for the previous a number of years have now been introduced again to the bicycle restore retailers to be refurbished by numerous folks.
A 23-year-old youth succumbed to his accidents following a brawl at a gas queue in Jaffna two days in the past. The younger man a resident from Manipay, Jaffna was attacked with a helmet by one other one that was standing with him within the queue following an argument between the 2 males.
Police and Military have elevated their presence at petrol stations to stop any untoward incident sources stated.
On account of the prevailing gas disaster within the nation a number of VIPs together with Ministers are at the moment arriving in Jaffna by prepare for his or her official functions.
Earlier than the gas disaster, Authorities Ministers arrived in Jaffna both by air or by motor autos from Colombo.
Nevertheless, contemplating the present gas disaster the VIPs from Colombo are actually compelled to keep away from motorised convoys to journey to distant locations sources added.
One other resident from Jaffna siad that the present financial disaster was not something new to them and when the A-9 freeway connecting North with the South was closed down for years due terrorism they needed to face difficulties in an enormous manner with out electrical energy, gas, meals and even medical objects.