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Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association (LPBOA) President Gemunu Wijeratne said today the three-rupee price reduction on diesel was meant to deceive the people and that it would in no way be helpful to the people.

He said this tiny reduction would not benefit people at a time when world market fuel prices had come down.

Mr. Wijeratne said they could consider a reduction on bus fares if the government took steps to provide concessions on tyres after having discussions with tyre manufacturers.

“Rubber prices have come down. And the electricity tariffs have also been reduced. So the government can discuss with tyre manufacturers and take steps to provide tyres to the bus owners at a reasonable price,” he said.

The LPBOAhad earlier submitted six proposals to the government including the tax relief when purchasing bus tyres.

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  • ali Wednesday, 17 September 2014 06:53 PM

    absurd. you guys are worse than politicians. when theres an increase u try to get the maximum out of it by increasing the fare but when it comes down here you are telling fairy tales. via DM Android App

    Cobra Wednesday, 17 September 2014 01:59 PM

    It wasn't aimed at you, stupid!!!

    nishV Wednesday, 17 September 2014 07:36 PM

    To reduce rates 5- is so tiny. But to increase even 1- is a big deal.

    nishV Wednesday, 17 September 2014 07:36 PM

    To reduce rates 5- is so tiny. But to increase even 1- is a big deal.

    Chamee Wednesday, 17 September 2014 09:56 PM

    You would be happier if the Government Increased the fuel prices in terms of bus fare hike..That is the way he thinks of General Public.. via DM Android App

    jeewan Wednesday, 17 September 2014 06:01 PM

    Get rid of this private bus mafia who are the biggest killers on the road.


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