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Private Bus Operators Association said that private buses in the Western Province mainly on the High Level road and some 50 more sub routes have launched a strike over issuing route permits.

President of the Association Gemenu Wijeratne said that bus operators on the Avissawella – Pettah (122), Padukka –Pettah (125), Ingiriya – Pettah (125), Maharagama – Pettah (138), Homagama – Pettah (138), Kottawa – Pettah (138), Athurugiriya – Pettah (138), Rukmalagama - Pettah (138), Mattegoda – Pettah (138), Kottawa – Yakahaluwa(128), Kottawa – Pettah (129) routes.. have launched the strike.

Due to the strike many people including school children were caused great inconvenience, our reporters said.

  Comments - 14

  • Hardball Wednesday, 28 November 2012 02:58 AM

    The most common means of communication is by speaking to each other. The next is transport. Before launching Satellites, it is better to concentrate on public transport with is in tatters today.

    bushel Wednesday, 28 November 2012 03:05 AM

    why not get a court injunction ?

    indunil Wednesday, 28 November 2012 03:22 AM

    Can I go to work by Sate lite Mr President Pls

    Dinesh Wednesday, 28 November 2012 03:54 AM

    Buy a go-kart....Tax concession....Also you can race in the night

    charaka Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:11 AM

    reporteres, you have missed 190-Meegoda - Petta 170-Athurugiriya - Fort and 177- Kaduwela - Kollupitya.

    Dilan Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:26 AM

    Going to be crushed going home today.

    Al Rasa Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:59 AM

    Where are the CTB buses?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 28 November 2012 05:36 AM

    Let us all buy Go-karts duty free. That will teach a good lesson to these private bus operators.

    Deepal Wednesday, 28 November 2012 07:15 AM

    The comman man cant buy a motorcycle due to high cost and the govt is helping the private bus owners but the passengers are having a hard time

    Deborah Wednesday, 28 November 2012 07:44 AM

    These are the issues that the Government should look into before going on to do bigger things. Its best that they clean up the mess here in Sri Lanka before thinking of peaking into the outer world!

    Moreover the Government should look into the possibility of overhauling all the CTB buses that lie in the Depots, such as the Maharagama and Kesbewa Depots. the money that is spent on unimportant things could be used for the more important things such as overhauling CTB buses and not putting those who elected these so called MPs, into inconvenience.

    Today most schools started their third term exams and I can just imagine how many school children would have been inconvenienced by this strike. The School Children of today are the Future of Sri Lanka.

    Over to you Mr. Transport Minister.

    shan Wednesday, 28 November 2012 08:17 AM

    It so much disheartening to read the news nowadays. Rape, Murder, Kidnap, donkey politicians, rockets, no law and order.

    if this is what the our rulers want this country to be....... then all of us needs to think.

    if we let this bull****t gonne go for some more years, mind you its our children who will suffer as much as we do now.

    either we stand up against these elements once and for all like what happened in middle east or just keep reading and do not comment, coz commenting only adds those frustration.

    Amanda Wednesday, 28 November 2012 08:33 AM

    The 174 Kottawa - Borella buses too, I had a time getting to work today.

    Yehiya Wednesday, 28 November 2012 10:32 AM

    Today is school examination.Most of poor children are come through public transport. This is internal work of against minister. There are no administration at all. Private transport doing a best job but need civilized administation & service.

    Nisansala Wednesday, 28 November 2012 10:37 AM

    They are striking because there are will be few new buses on the road?

    Dear government or people, Please Defeat these Private bus Terrorists. These people dont deserve to own their buses. Please Confiscate all the striking buses and give them to non-terrorist people.

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