Bus fares to increase

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The minimum bus fare of Rs. 6 is to be increased soon to Rs 7, the Private Bus Owners Association (PBOA) said. President of the PBOA Gamunu Wijerathne said that the increase is a result of the fuel price hike recently

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  • Wednesday, 02 June 2010 08:53 AM

    Will they give the balance three rupees if ten is given?

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 08:54 AM

    At the end of the day poor man who uses this mode of transport is been penalised

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 09:02 AM

    Here we go again!!

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 09:02 AM

    Poor masses..atlast they have to sell one kidney to survive

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 09:05 AM

    Who cares ? Now everybody can buy a private car with the reduction in customs duty. We are on our way to be the biggest Miracle of Asia pretty soon.

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 09:05 AM

    car prices tax reduced, so why we need buses, whose travel by buses

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 09:06 AM

    PBOA decide the bus fair? I thought its the Ministry of Transport which decides. Total anachy here.

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 09:06 AM

    where was this guy, fuel price hike recently???
    gamunu first teach your drivers and conductors to behave and respect the passengers for they are not cattle.
    i suggest there should be no increase of fairs until proper standards are set in public transportation. there should be a code of conduct for drivers and conductors (maybe an compulsory training program on their responsibilities)and the condition of the facility (seats, windows, bus itself, etc)
    it should be the passenger first, not the bus owners!!!

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 09:12 AM

    More to come and let's see what will happen in near future.Don't forget to thanks who voted this gov

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 09:13 AM

    That is why the government reduced vehicle tax so anyone can afford a car

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 09:15 AM

    hmm.. what next?

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 09:39 AM

    When did fuel prices increase resently

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 09:39 AM

    Bus fairs to go up and the Car import tax to go down...real joke! Good treat for the poor voters as well. So the government technically expects all poor citizens in the villages who struggle for a days living to buy a car. This is called.. Rich become more richer and poor become more poorer. Why people in Sri Lanka dont understand this?

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 09:41 AM

    Was there a fuel price hike recently? I didn't know.

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 09:59 AM

    As expected.......Isn't it?

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 10:24 AM

    bus fare is increasing. car prices are decreasing. :)

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 10:31 AM

    Never the quality of the services provided by these private buses would increase!

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 10:35 AM

    At least now we have got used to all this....when one product price goes down the other will be upped.....!!!....next on the line is bread ?

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 11:07 AM

    car goes down.bus comes up.what's going on? this is a bad episode.face it GOSL

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 08:50 PM

    In reality, the fare is Rs.10.00, but the government 'only raised the fare by Rs.1.00.'

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 11:32 AM

    Wont be surprised if the fuel price get increased since there will be more demand for it due to more vehicles after the reduction of care prices. Then people wont be able to drive or take the public transportation.

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 08:53 PM

    'Pol-rotieth ganana wediveida'?

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 09:40 PM

    More to follow, I'm afraid!


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