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Bus fares for private busses are expected to be increased by a minimum of 10 percent with effect from next week, the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association (LPBOA) President Gemunu Wijeratne said today.

Addressing a press conference he said the decision was made in line with the recent increase in fuel prices by the government.

Wijeratne said Association had informed the National Transport Commission (NTC) yesterday of the change in fares.

The NTC is yet to approve the decision. Accordingly, the minimum fare of Rs. 10 will increase to Rs. 11. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

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  • Dee Friday, 11 May 2018 03:35 PM

    Fair enough. You guys ran with the poor man's kerosene. Now that it's jacked up to all most diesel price. Fair enough.

    Unchikun Friday, 11 May 2018 03:43 PM

    In keeping with the governments policy of formula and with the exponential increase in the cost of living this is acceptable. Increase fares so that the fares are in multiple of Rs. 5 or better Rs. 10.

    SJ Friday, 11 May 2018 03:49 PM

    have another child to admit to SAITM?

    Gon Banis Friday, 11 May 2018 03:58 PM

    3 Yers back fuel prices were brought down by a minimum of 50 rs but we saw no revision in bus fares, now a small hike and there the goons too gone high...

    Sambo Friday, 11 May 2018 04:16 PM

    When the prices come down will you decrease the bus fare in the same way Mr. Dutu Gemunu. Also why don't you look into the problems face. If you are a president only to request for increases you should go home. There are many issues to be looked into as the commuters are being harassed. Don't you have eyes and years for those.

    Asarana Friday, 11 May 2018 04:24 PM

    Where is the minister of transport. in his deep slumber. Wake up Mr. Minister and see what's happening around.

    janaya Friday, 11 May 2018 06:26 PM

    There is nothing surprise as Mr. Minister is always sleeping......

    DHA Friday, 11 May 2018 07:07 PM

    Oh usually price increases are made in midnight I guess this is the first time a week's time is given

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 11 May 2018 08:31 PM

    In Europe the private bus companies are calculating their prices by their own without the interference of the government. The prices of the same routes are different depends on the company and the times. At rush hours the prices are higher. Because of the competition the prices are very cheap. The short distance an inner-city routs are running by government owned companies at fixed prices.

    Chryshan K. Friday, 11 May 2018 09:22 PM

    Bus fair will be increased every time fuel prices are increased and they will never reduce when formula reduces fuel. For example bus fair that is 100 will become 110 now. In two months if fuel goes down to 117 bus fair will remain same and in another two montgs if fuel go back to 138 bus fair will be increased by another 10%.

    Tha Friday, 11 May 2018 09:30 PM

    We hope to see bus fare comparision

    hena gagahapiya me fucka palanata Friday, 11 May 2018 10:10 PM

    Managala go home and pick coconut

    Samson Saturday, 12 May 2018 12:23 PM

    Bus conductors must be passenger friendly. Where are the uniforms and tickets??

    ali Saturday, 12 May 2018 02:36 PM

    Is LPBOA presidency a State Sector job? Gemunu has been in the post for such a long time and no improvements in the services


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