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LPBOA also threatens to join bus strike

15 May 2018 02:42 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association (LPBOA) would also said that it would launch a strike if the Cabinet approved bus fare increment was not revised, LPBOA President Gemunu Wijeratne said.

He said that 6.56 per cent bus fare increment was not acceptable and it was suspicious how the authorities arrived at the figure.

“If the authorities did not re-consider the bus fare increment against the recent fuel hike the LPBOA would have to go for a strike action from midnight tomorrow as well,” he said.
“The strike would also affect bus services in the North and the east of the country as well,” he said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 7

  • KOLA KOTIYA Tuesday, 15 May 2018 03:28 PM


    Suda Tuesday, 15 May 2018 03:41 PM

    Under MR's Govt the minimum bus fare was 9 at the petrol rate of 150 now this fellow is asking to increase. Oya kata eda thibbe nedda? Current government should have a spine

    G M Jayawardena Tuesday, 15 May 2018 04:25 PM

    No effect on this strike after 8 pm becausr there are no bused even without strike .

    Ash Tuesday, 15 May 2018 04:48 PM

    If any one strikes their route permits should be cancelled

    Saman Tuesday, 15 May 2018 04:48 PM

    Sri Lanka transport systems is a laughing stock. Wish someone could develop some backbone to defeat this mafia. What happen today is everyone has to dance to the Bus mafias' tune.

    Shelly Tuesday, 15 May 2018 06:01 PM

    Let them Strike, only 3 days Max

    Clifford David Tuesday, 15 May 2018 06:27 PM

    What about when the price was Soaring during the MR regime And this government reduced it drastically. Then why GEMUNU putha did not go on strike to reduce the bus fares

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