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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 13:44
Private bus strike looming ?
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The Inter-Provincial Private Bus Owners' Association says they will launch a strike action from midnight tomorrow.
 
They say that the government's proposed fare hike is not sufficient.
 
Earlier in the day, Cabinet granted approval to increase the bus fares from tomorrow.
 
Accordingly, the bus fare will be revised by 6.56%.
 
Minister Ranjith Madumabandara said that the minimum bus fare will not be revised.

Meanwhile, President of Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association, Gamunu Wijeratne said they too will launch a strike from tomorrow midnight against the government's bus fare hike.

He said it was not sufficient.
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