LPBOA might dismantle next year

27 January 2014 01:18 pm - 20     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Lanka Private Bus Owners Association (LPBOA) today said it would dissolve the Association next year if the Transport Authorities failed to provide solutions to the issues faced by the private bus industry.

“We have been having discussions with the authorities since 2003 to find solutions to our plight. But we haven’t found any fruitful solution.  Almost all the discussions were concluded without any profitable result.  We can’t continue to work like this. Therefore we might stop functioning from next year. This year will probably be our last year,” LPBOA President Gemunu Wijeratne said. (LSP)

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  • ukkun50 Tuesday, 28 January 2014 05:14 AM

    what a wonderful bit of news. I wish the association and private buses and the slimy private bus culture gradually disappear from the country and the business run by a few companies like in other parts of the world.

    Iranga Monday, 27 January 2014 01:27 PM

    That would be great news! We all hate private buses!!!

    Labby Tuesday, 28 January 2014 05:15 AM

    All that is needed is to revive the CTB, that's all. Let the private buss association go fly a kite. They dont pay any taxes, they dont pay for the traffic cop, or for maintenance of the roads, the bus stops, the traffic lights.. so what plight are they talking about?

    ukkun50 Tuesday, 28 January 2014 05:16 AM

    the 'service' you mention is nothing short of thuggery - they grab your money, don't give back the change shout at you and push you around - the whole culture associate with pvt buses just stink. maybe not to you but for the rest of us.

    kandyan Monday, 27 January 2014 01:43 PM

    Good move. we all hete you and your so called worthless association. Thank you!!

    Gee Monday, 27 January 2014 02:39 PM

    Agree. Great ! Why wait till next year? Good if the Govt. nationalizes these private buses.

    Gee Monday, 27 January 2014 02:42 PM

    Yes. Great news. Why wait till next year?

    Suq Madique Tuesday, 28 January 2014 03:17 AM

    I don't think anyone is against private buses per-se but just against the way they drive and their bad manners

    lord Monday, 27 January 2014 03:15 PM

    we cant wait till this hapens can you dismantel mid night today

    Prasanga Monday, 27 January 2014 03:38 PM

    its easy for you to say. But without the private buses half of us would have to walk to work for the past so many years, when the govt has been unable to provide a better public transport system. Despite their shortcomings thank goodness we have them.

    Smut Monday, 27 January 2014 03:52 PM

    Why wait till next year please dismantle yourselves today and take the hell out of this planet

    Jolly Tuesday, 28 January 2014 04:11 AM

    What is the service they provide to the commuters? If someone takes money for a service such service should be of quality. If the service is not upto the required standards, that is not a service. That is a robbery.

    Priyan Monday, 27 January 2014 04:53 PM

    Please go ahead and disband the association. It would be a good outcome for the country!

    mohamed asfar Tuesday, 28 January 2014 04:34 AM

    can you do it today ?

    ind Tuesday, 28 January 2014 04:39 AM

    Thank you very much !

    ind Tuesday, 28 January 2014 04:41 AM

    Private buses will be there even without this association.

    bandula Tuesday, 28 January 2014 04:41 AM

    not all Iranga, only you


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