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By Gandhya Senanayake

Bus fares should be increased from a substantial percentage while issues faced due to the inadequacies of the National Transport Policy should be rectified or we will take trade union action on June 27th, the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association President Gemunu Wijeratne told Daily Mirror online  

He added that if a satisfactory answer to their demands is not given before next Monday(27th) they would be forced to take an all island trade union action and take buses off the road.

Mr. Wijeratne further added that if President Mahinda Rajapaksa personally intervened and grants relief to the private bus operators they would postpone their trade union action till August. Moreover he said that they would seek legal intervention from the Supreme Court to obtain their demands.

The private bus operators are faced with many hardships due to the inadequacies of the National Transport policy, such as bus timetable issues, lack of night time buses and overcrowding. These issues affect bus operators as well as passengers and we need these inadequacies rectified as well, Gemunu Wijeratne said. (Daily Mirror online)


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  • mitta Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:07 AM

    Government must declare a holiday on 27th so that it can hamper the strike.That way we sort out the issue.

    Anu Monday, 20 June 2011 08:46 AM

    Pissa is at it again?

    Xman Monday, 20 June 2011 08:47 AM

    Increase decent CTB service. We missed that lovely courteous service.
    Please increase CTB force by pradeshiya level.

    shan Fernando Monday, 20 June 2011 08:45 AM

    I wonder why do we have a parliment and so many ministers. The president has to interven to solve every small issue in this country

    Sue Monday, 20 June 2011 09:07 AM

    Please do it. But all private buses must go on strike so that we can have a well earned holiday on 27 June.

    Bumba Monday, 20 June 2011 09:39 AM

    That is imply because the most ministers have no power. These are portfolios to keep them in government ranks.

    private bassa Monday, 20 June 2011 10:09 AM

    postponing night services,time tables or running on schedule after approving price hikes and usual 'kotana' service will continue.


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