Private buses operating on the Colombo-Moratuwa, Colombo-Panadura, Colombo –Aluthgama and 20 other routes have launched a strike over several issues, Private Bus Owners’ Association President Gemunu Wijeratne said
Singapore style buses are what is needed badly . swap the card ,get down
Gee Tuesday, 30 October 2012 01:09 PM
I agree. Nationalize, and hand-over to the SL Army.
Trehan Munasinghe Tuesday, 30 October 2012 12:51 PM
Its time the Govt of SL introduced more buses than wasting money on Tamasha's and other useless investments... The Private Bus operators have become a big issue for the people and its time they either work or come under state ownership. We are fed-up of their strikes.. Failure of successive Govt's to introduce a proper transport system for the people is a real shame...
anil Tuesday, 30 October 2012 10:02 AM
Use the Quality buses and driver only, pay little more to the driver. Swamping a card also good or buy advance.
T Ruth Tuesday, 30 October 2012 08:04 AM
Use Sri Lankan style no buses also.
lame Tuesday, 30 October 2012 12:00 AM
Gemunu is also close to MR. This is a distraction before something else like a fuel price hike is implemented. via DM Android App
ANTON Tuesday, 30 October 2012 06:29 AM
There will not be a immediate promising solution for this problem because most of these private buses are owned by government big shots and run by uneducated and unmindful people. .
Bush AYYA Tuesday, 30 October 2012 05:50 AM
use the japan style no driver no conducter
merlin Tuesday, 30 October 2012 05:34 AM
Comon! They could have selected another day to have their strike than on a day which is rainy being the first working day of the week. Show some sympathy to the commuter!
Bush AYYA Tuesday, 30 October 2012 03:09 AM
ada geara gihilla iwraay
Big Ears Tuesday, 30 October 2012 05:20 AM
MudiyanseMama, we should start by giving Service Level agreements to the government. The move down the line to the bus crews.
safeen Tuesday, 30 October 2012 05:06 AM
wadi balapemak netha. apitat train thiyanawa. thanx for our welgama
Has Tuesday, 30 October 2012 12:00 AM
they wanna increase the rates. via DM Android App
Singapore Tuesday, 30 October 2012 04:52 AM
Use the SIngapore style. Only Driver no Conductor.
DJ Ara Tuesday, 30 October 2012 04:18 AM
Colombo-Matugama (R# 430) is also in strike. this sudden strike which put the public in severe trouble in this rainy morning. I would like to hear what say by Minister of Transportation about this strike, for which his own buses were also participates.
MudiyanseMama Tuesday, 30 October 2012 04:27 AM
Please take the private bus administration under MoD. They only concern about their own benefits never deliver their obligations. Or introduce a service level contract to bus operators when they are given permits cancel it when they fail to meet the service level.
AL Rasa Tuesday, 30 October 2012 03:58 AM
Still Private bus Mafia is haunting the country. But in these rainy days it looks like a strike because not much passengers on the way.
Big Ears Tuesday, 30 October 2012 03:18 AM
Oh, that is why I saw and whole army of gleaming SLTB buses on Galle Road this morning.
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