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By Gandhya Senanayake

All private buses operating along the Galle road have joined the strike today after the relevant officials failed to take action against the perpetrators who assaulted the private bus driver on Thursday, President of Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association Gemunu Wijeratne told Daily Mirror online.
 
He added that the relevant officials have failed to take any kind of action against the alleged assaulters and that they only ask for justice. Furthermore he said that the alleged perpetrators should be arrested by the police and presented in Court.
 
The incident occurred reportedly after a private bus knocked against a SLTB bus operating from the Ratmalana depot damaging the side mirror of the SLTB bus which led to the assault of the private bus driver.
 
All buses starting from Panadura, Moratuwa, Kalutara, Aluthgama and buses on the Mathugama-Colombo route stopped work on Thursday, while buses on the Karagampitiya-Hettiawatta (176), Battaramulla-Dehiwela (163), Mount Lavinia-Mattakuliya (155) Angulana-Kiribathgoda (154)  joined in support of the strike yesterday. (Daily Mirror online)
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  • Bumba Saturday, 04 June 2011 03:36 AM

    Hurray! Now we can see the glittering air conditioned fleet as boasted by the minister from the SLTB at full strength. I am off to Galle Road for the ride.

    LIMA Saturday, 04 June 2011 03:52 AM

    willl wait and see , how the reactions from both the govt and private bus operators

    Ranjit Saturday, 04 June 2011 04:05 AM

    Have a good state bus service (SLTB) with a reasonable fare. Let the private bus owners compete with SLTB with their demands and fare formula. Minister, please wake up.

    Minister Saturday, 04 June 2011 04:11 AM

    GAMUNU! Rathmalane CTB Dansalen KANNA onada?

    c.silva Saturday, 04 June 2011 04:44 AM

    Gemunu Wijeratne is like Sepp Blatter if FIFA..continues for ever.
    I for one,am happy that these buses that dont follow any kind of road rules are out of Galle Rd.Hope it stays this way.

    Concerned Saturday, 04 June 2011 04:51 AM

    Shouldn't the driver of the private bus which knocked against the SLTB bus be apprehended as well, for damaging state property ?

    Ananda Saturday, 04 June 2011 05:02 AM

    If U dont have money get a small bank finance & buy a small scooter .It is so cheeper too. You are indipendent and let those fellows to strike indefinitely.

    ravi Saturday, 04 June 2011 05:15 AM

    SRI LANKA OR LIBIYA BETTER NOW WE NEED A CHANGE..

    ravi Saturday, 04 June 2011 05:19 AM

    SRI LANKA OR LIBIYA BETTER NOW WE NEED A CHANGE..

    Kafen DE kawe Saturday, 04 June 2011 05:20 AM

    HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO GET TO CLASS 2MORO.BIG TROUBLE AWAITS ME :(

    Commuter Saturday, 04 June 2011 05:54 AM

    It is so horrific! I couldn't just imagine how i traveled home from work yesterday!
    Had to spent 45min to get a Government bus!

    K Saturday, 04 June 2011 07:22 AM

    Where was the Traffic Police officers?
    Where's the Government LAW?
    Where's the Minister of Transport?
    It's almost 3 Days.........
    Can any one calculate human work hours lost since last Thursday?


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