They said they have not received any relief since they were displaced by the disaster, though the media say the government and NGOs have received massive aid from overseas to provide relief to victims like them.
The protestors, coming from Magalla, Ratgama and Kaluwella of the Galle District, all say they have not received the much-publicized state relief. They also said no steps have been taken to put up temporary shelters on their behalf.
Fishermen who joined the protest said they could not continue with their fishing industry away from the coastal belt. They said they vehemently oppose the government�s decision to declare a 100-meter buffer zone as it is creating problems for their livelihood. "