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Sri Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association (PBOA) today requested the National Transport Commission (NTC) to increase bus fares by 15 percent.

They have also requested for the minimum bus fare to be raised from Rs.6 to Rs.8. The PBOA Chairman, Gemunu Wijeratne said that it was vital to increase bus fares owing to the increase in diesel prices last month.

“Bus owners may incur heavy losses if they do not implement a significant increase in bus fares.  We hope the NTC will agree to our request,” Wijeratne said. (OJ)

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  • Prabath Wednesday, 04 May 2011 07:31 AM

    Requested bus fair is unfair......

    Roshan Wednesday, 04 May 2011 07:32 AM

    chintanaya is working in the country supperbly.....jayawaywa...

    Farook Dammam Wednesday, 04 May 2011 07:31 AM

    2001 it was Rs 3.50. Good for health conscious people they can walk

    Punchi Putha Wednesday, 04 May 2011 07:40 AM

    Here comes another hike! Government has raised the standard of living of the people!

    Wara Wednesday, 04 May 2011 07:42 AM

    When previous tax concession do you decrease the bus fare in the same way ??

    shadir Wednesday, 04 May 2011 07:51 AM

    another election results...

    Roshan Wednesday, 04 May 2011 07:57 AM

    You cannot blame the PBOA as everything has gone up prices. When everybody is increasing their product price whats wrong in increasing the Bus Fare?

    Nihal Wednesday, 04 May 2011 07:41 AM

    It is OK . They defeated LTTE.

    yo Wednesday, 04 May 2011 08:02 AM

    What about standard ?

    lankaputha Wednesday, 04 May 2011 08:03 AM

    think the 6 rupee fair should be reduced to 5, 8 to be increased to 10, that works well

    Math Wednesday, 04 May 2011 08:08 AM

    15% of 6 is only 0.9. So minimum fare should not exceed 7 buks

    Neutral Wednesday, 04 May 2011 08:11 AM

    Gemunu! if Rs.6 minimum fare is increased to Rs. 8 , its 33.33% increase.. which is in contrast to 15% increase requested by PBOA. Rs. 7.00 would be the fare rate.

    Silva Wednesday, 04 May 2011 08:16 AM

    He is not talking anything about better service, over crowd, not issueing tickets ect...

    Fair increase has to be better service.

    If there are more than 100 complains the fair sould be reduced by 10 %

    knight rider Wednesday, 04 May 2011 08:31 AM

    Why pay more for bad service ?

    ChrisT Wednesday, 04 May 2011 09:23 AM

    Flying is much cheaper

    namal Wednesday, 04 May 2011 09:06 AM

    Cost of Living become very high.. but private sectors/Companies still not increase the salary.........

    Obama Wednesday, 04 May 2011 09:36 AM

    who cares we have darusman report to worry about

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 04 May 2011 09:45 AM

    Now is the time for all so called patriots and Chinthanites to resolve to walk instead of going in buses, that is if they still have the strength to walk with so many food items too going up in price. Jaya Wewa and Suba Anagathayak.


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