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6 October 2014 12:50 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Bus owners today warned that they would stop bus services if the illegally issued route permits were not withdrawn or cancelled. The Lanka Private bus Owners Association (LPBOA) said that about 250 route permits were illegal.

The association warned that it would go for a strike in the Western Province if illegally given bus route permits were not cancelled.

“About 250 legal route permits are to be issued in the Western Province. There will be major issues of over lapping the routs which would lead to races between busses,” LPBOA President Gemunu Wijeratne said.

He said that they had informed the Private Bus Services Minister about the issue on September 28.

“We will discuss the issue with the Minster again this week. If we were not given positive results, we will organise a strike in the Western Province,” he said.

He said the issuance of route permits for busses on the Southern Expressway was also not carried out in a proper manner.

According to Wijeratne, the issued permits had not been given to the previous bus route owners.

“All the new permits have been issued for new buses and they have been issued over favouration of senior officials in the transport authorities. We will take legal action against these anomalies in permit issuance,” he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

  Comments - 8

  • Gaya Monday, 06 October 2014 01:30 PM

    Haha, just go and stand in queu bihind all the other peple that got mistreeted by this goverment

    kumara attanayakak Monday, 06 October 2014 01:58 PM

    your plane will be last time. hohohohohohorreeee

    GUNE Monday, 06 October 2014 02:26 PM

    very good move by the western pro council. Add more buses to the fleet.ASAP.

    La vérité en fin Monday, 06 October 2014 03:15 PM

    Does LPBOA President Gemunu Wijeratne think that private buses have not been racing for a long time already? He might pull his ostrich head out of the sand and monitor routes 163 and 183 between Dehiwala and Nugegoda. Better yet, he should have a close look at buses on route 138 between Kottuwa and Kottawa. And while he is scrutinizing matters, he might add more buses on route 174 between Borella and Kottawa during rush hours.

    Gamini Monday, 06 October 2014 03:33 PM

    Our wish is More Root permits . We must support thee Transport ministry to curb private Bus Mafia. Best solution is to give new root permits for new comers. It will benefit the commuters.

    Professor Tuesday, 07 October 2014 01:46 AM

    This man does not understand the basic economics. More Bus ( Supply ) the Bus Fare ( Demand ) will come down.

    Better he gets some classes on Economics from private University.

    mount Tuesday, 07 October 2014 11:26 AM


    Sim Tuesday, 07 October 2014 06:49 AM

    Nationalize private buses

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