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By Nabeela Hussain


The Private Bus Owners Association (PBOA) have threatened legal action and a strike if the National Transport Commission (NTC) does not adhere to a Supreme Court ruling of implementing bus time tables.
 
The PBOA said that they would not take any action this month as they did not want to cause any problems to students who were sitting for their examinations. 

PBOA President, Gemunu Wijeratne said that the NTC had agreed to the Supreme Court ruling but they have not made any time tables as yet. “We are inconvenienced due to this and hope to solve it soon,” he said.  


Mr. Wijeratne revealed that there was a move by the Western Province Transport Minister to renew route permits that expired five years ago. “We are against this as the government stands a chance to loose a big income over this. It is the government that should ensure ways to make an income, we shouldn’t be the ones to point it out to them,” he stated.
 

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  • Kalu Malli Friday, 20 August 2010 11:22 AM

    May be SB should be the transport minister in the next cabinet...

    Kasun Liyanaege Thursday, 19 August 2010 05:06 PM

    Mr. Wijeratne will soon end up becoming one of advisers to government.

    Ruwan Ferdinandez Thursday, 19 August 2010 05:31 PM

    or an MP from the UNP..

    Ruwan Ferdinandez Thursday, 19 August 2010 05:32 PM

    At some point, somebody has to deal with this private bus mafia. SWRD did a marvelous job in 1958 by nationalising the bus service, this guy needs the same medicine.

    David Rand Thursday, 19 August 2010 09:59 PM

    Nationalisation did not bring the expected benefits. Just look at the CTB, CEB & Petroleum Corp.

    GUNAPALA Thursday, 19 August 2010 10:59 PM

    WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME SRI LANKA ADHERD TO A SUPREME COURT RULING?


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