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Cabinet approves bus fare increase of 6.56%

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The Cabinet approval was granted today to increase bus fares by 6.56 per cent with effect from tomorrow.

However, the minimum fare of Rs.10 would not be changed.

Earlier, the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association and the All Ceylon Private Bus Owners Association requested the government to increase bus fares by 10 percent and 20 percent respectively.

  Comments - 15

  • ANTON Tuesday, 15 May 2018 01:11 PM


    fucka palanaya Tuesday, 15 May 2018 01:11 PM

    mangala go home and break coconut without hitting poor peoples stomach. in next election this yahapalanaya will go home

    Scooby Doo Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:18 AM

    When the fuel price was decreased I guess the the bus fair wasn`t decreased so why now?

    Rukman D. Methasinghe Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:28 AM

    No doubt, today if they have an election MR's party will come to power with the majority.

    K. K. Karupusamy Karupan [economist] Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:30 AM

    Hay Mangala go and learn economics from Ronnie de Mel.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:32 AM

    All Yahapalanaya crooks had come to eat us, no more change putha hereafter, this is the last change.

    Robert Martin Melder Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:34 AM

    My3 and RW ruined our country, no developments, people are staving...but they and their ministers having a Super Luxury Life. Dam cruse for our country.

    Jal Perera Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:36 AM

    Prez and PM, take turns and go around the world and enjoy, the country is sinking. What happened to the promises you guys made? Chit...Chit....

    yahiya Tuesday, 15 May 2018 01:49 PM

    Remove the NTC officers from road. Wasting the time in peak

    Roshan Tuesday, 15 May 2018 03:37 PM

    Why not implement rule to stop overloading, not issuing tickets, stop long time at bus haltes and going slowly.

    K shantha Tuesday, 15 May 2018 04:24 PM

    A reasonable rate increase should be acceptable but not with 6%. There are doing a business and not a service as everyone think. Business focus on Profits. It's not realistic to expect them to run at break even after looking atIncrease in fuel Interest rates on leasing Labour rates Cost of vehicle maintenance etc.So guys no free rides, if you want get in to CTB

    Ash Tuesday, 15 May 2018 04:45 PM

    Every ticket holder should be rightfully entitled to a seat

    Roshan Tuesday, 15 May 2018 05:37 PM

    Exactly. We ourselves accept to be abused.

    Lakmal Tuesday, 15 May 2018 05:41 PM

    We are in 21st centure. We deserve to have proper public transportation system.

    Husam Ghaffari Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:20 AM

    this is why the rich gets richer and poor gets more poor people travel on public transport coz they cannot effort taxi or a vehicle and they make life more difficult for them and if the prises increase so much every ticket holders has to get a seat.

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