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Friday, 02 December 2016 - 19:56
Private bus associations decide to continue the strike; 26 SLTB buses attacked
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The private bus associations, who are on strike, have decided to continue the agitation as they did not receive a solution to the increase in traffic fine up to 25 thousand rupees.

Chairman of the Federation of All Ceylon Private Bus companies Anjana Priyanjith told our news team all private bus trade unions have agreed to the decision.

Meanwhile, the chairman of Matara Passenger Transport Association Aruna Halpe said all Colombo bound buses from Matara are still continuing the strike.

The Lanka Private Bus Owners Association does not support the ongoing strike. However its chairman Gemunu Wijerathna said the bus owners of his association failed to run buses today as their workers did not report for duty this morning.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Federation of All Ceylon Private Bus companies Anjana Priyanjith rode a bullock cart and was engaged in a protest.

However SLTB chairman Ramal Siriwardana said 6 thousand one hundred buses have been deployed throughout the country to mitigate the impact of the private bus strike.

Meanwhile, 26 SLTB buses have been attacked in Matara, Puttalam, Kandy, Trincomalee, Kuliyapitiya, Dankotuwa, Dambadeniya, Yakkala, Payagala, Kerawalapitiya and Tangalle.

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