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Sri Lankan govt deploys military to distribute fuel

The Sri Lankan government on Wednesday deployed its military to distribute fuel to state firms after the country experience severe shortages following strikes by workers. 

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation had called a strike against the government's attempts to encourage foreign companies into the oil sector. 

Soldiers stormed into two oil storage facilities and moved peaceful protesters, the CPC trade union official, D J Rajakaruna was quoted by Reuters as saying.