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Wednesday, 12 December 2012 - 19:09
Bus fares to increase by 10%; bus associations in tug of war
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The All Island Private Bus Owners’ Federation says that bus fares will see an increase of around 10 percent by February 2013.

According to the Secretary of the AIPBOF Anjana Priyanjith, if bus fares are not increased by a reasonable amount, the federation would consider trade union action.

However, the Chairman of the Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association Gamunu Wijerathne stated that more time needs to be allocated to decide on the percentage of the increase.

When contacted by our news team regarding the matter Minister of Private Transport Services C. B. Rathnayake stated that an increase of bus fare is to be introduced in February, however, the right to make a decision on the percentage of the increase lies with the Private Transport Authority.

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