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Decision on countrywide bus strike after tomorrow’s discussion: Bus Associations

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The Inter-Provincial Private Bus Association (IPPBA) and Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association (LPBOA) said that they would go for the scheduled countrywide strike on Monday (8) midnight, after the discussion with Money & Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms State Minister Ajith Nivad Cabraal tomorrow morning.

IPPBA President Sarath Vijitha Kumara and LPBOA Chairman Gemunu Wijeratne told the Daily Mirror that a discussion is scheduled to be held with the State Minister over the issues the industry is faced with.

"We will be discussing the current issues that the private bus industry is facing and about not having received the assured benefits including leasing concessions granted by the Government," the Associations said.

They said the state banks and other state-run institutions have granted the Government concessions, but the private banks and leasing companies  failed to provide the  concessions announced by the government.

Most private banks and leasing companies act on their own rules and levy higher and  different interest rates when recoverinh the monthly installment payments even during the morotorium period, the bus Associations charged.

Although the State Transport Minister announced the Ministry had provided the Government's concessions, the bus Associations lamented that they have not received anything so far. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 4

  • Jude Sunday, 07 February 2021 11:22 AM

    Declare island-wide curfew on that DAY !!

    Sandy Sunday, 07 February 2021 01:48 PM

    They are lorry chasis operators.

    Manage Sunday, 07 February 2021 03:16 PM

    It is true that the private banks donot obey the government order on concessions. Almost all private banks behaves like thugs when they try to get the installments from the customers.please give stern order to all banks that defer all installments until the normally archived with this covid pandemic.

    Lol Sunday, 07 February 2021 04:29 PM


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