Appeal to continue with semi-luxury bus service

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The Podujana Private Bus Operators' Association (PPBOA) today said they were in discussion with the government not to abolish the Semi Luxury bus service suggesting it to operate on long-distance night services.

Addressing a media conference today, PPBOA President Sampath Rajitha said the Association had decided to provide luxury bus services more efficiently to facilitate the passengers from next year.

“The people always request a luxury bus service and discussions are in progress with the government to implement the service within the cities,” Mr Rajitha said.

He said that the semi-luxury bus service would be possible to operate on more than 200-kilometre distance travel, to minimise its cost.

“The Super Luxury bus service should not be abolished because it attracts more passengers while providing service at nights,” he added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Sunil Wednesday, 25 December 2019 06:26 AM

    These are just empty promises. Scrap this dastardly service altogether. It is just another ploy to fleece the people.

    Sachith Wednesday, 25 December 2019 06:53 AM

    " operate on long-distance night services", This may be a real reason for owners. But our government will order to keep all the semi buses for another year. Thats how our policies are made.

    EDWARD Wednesday, 25 December 2019 07:18 AM

    He said that the semi-luxury bus service would be possible to operate on more than 200-kilometre distance travel, to minimise its cost. PRICE OF A TICKET ARE ISSUE AS PER THERE WISH

    Joe Corvin Wednesday, 25 December 2019 07:32 AM

    Atleast they are appealing now instead of striking.

    Citizen Wednesday, 25 December 2019 12:40 PM

    Bunch of nonsense. The only 'facility' they provide for the extra price is a bunch of curtains. Have it normal and luxury (A/C). That's more than enough.


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