Private bus strikes have been reported today in several areas including Panadura and Kandy.
Lanka Private Bus Owners Association (LPBOA) said the strike in Kandy has been launched by employees of long distance services against a proposal made for conductors and drivers to wear uniforms.
“They are refusing to wear the uniform. However, the strike will not affect the commuters,” LPBOA President Gemunu Wijeratne said.
Meanwhile, private bus employees of Panadura have launched a strike against the lack of facilities at the Panadura bus terminal.
Comments - 6
Anticleon Monday, 02 March 2015 12:19 PM
More CTB buses please. Import them in thousands. Let them strike.
de silva Tuesday, 03 March 2015 05:13 AM
We must not allow these bus owners to put the passenger in trouble.The chairman of the CTB must put more buses to the roads and encourage the public to use more CTB busses.
cheers Monday, 02 March 2015 12:34 PM
100 days at full swing
shiran Monday, 02 March 2015 12:42 PM
I wonder what facilities Panadura bus drivers are asking for the bus stand is under construction its almost done only problem is the tight traffic n horrible road conditions in the old Galle road guys better calm down tolerance tolerance via DM Android App
Saj Monday, 02 March 2015 07:46 PM
The people of the country should be more enthusiastic in claiming their rights. passengers should tell the authorities about the issue
Bala Monday, 02 March 2015 03:04 PM
PBOA Gemuu said fewer people travel by bus now - obviously because the public cannot depend on the Private Buses as they strike for little or no reason. Are these two strikes for any worthwhile cause - no - but just to show their strength.
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