The private bus owners quoted the President as saying the new bus fare revision would be announced next week.
A meeting with regard to the bus fare revision was held at the President’s Office this afternoon. Minister of Transport Nimal Siripala de Silva, representatives of bus owners associations and provincial transport associations participated in the meeting.
Lanka Private Bus Owners Association President Gemunu Wijerathna who participated in the meeting stated that the new bus fare will be announced next week and added that the minimum bus fare will be increased.
Chairman of the Southern Provincial Private Bus Company Federation Chandana Soyza said the bus fare revision should have been implemented with effect from July 1 according to the National Bus Fare revision policy.
Meanwhile All Ceylon Private Bus company federation general secretary Anjana Priyanjith said that trade union action will have to be taken unless bus fares are revised before next Wednesday.