Private bus strike in Jan

28 December 2010 08:54 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Private Bus Operators Association today said it would go on strike as planned in the second week of January in protest against the Western Province Passenger Transport Authority’s decision to increase the fleet of buses by 20% in the province.

The association’s President, Gemunu Wijeyratne said this decision contravenes the Supreme Court decision which held that it was mandatory to introduce timetables for each bus route. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • A to Z Tuesday, 28 December 2010 12:34 PM

    GOV should have a very good state run bus sevise if they compeat with the pvt buses they will have no option but to keep to the normal tarif,

    Mohamed Zahran Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:27 AM

    It is we ,the poor bus commuters, who suffer in the event of a strike. Neither Private Bus Operators Association nor the Western Province Passenger Transport Authority.

    Hasiya Tuesday, 28 December 2010 10:31 AM

    Why go on a strike on the 1st of Jan of the New Year itself???

    Ravana Tuesday, 28 December 2010 11:10 AM

    It is we the long distance passenger vehicle drivers who benefit from a peaceful drive as they ROAD HOGS are off the roads.

    Cobra Tuesday, 28 December 2010 11:50 AM

    There they go again-howling at the moon just for the sake of it!

    Sanath R Tuesday, 28 December 2010 12:00 PM

    It is high time to strengthen the SLTB and kick those so called shylocks in the private transport industry.

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