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Monday, 12 August 2013 - 19:34
Government has the right to increase bus fares.
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The National Transport Commission stated that relief measures would be provided to bus owners and bus companies to meet their service costs.

Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo today, President of the National Transport Commission Roshan Gunawardana said, relief would be given before the 15th of this month.

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However President of the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association Gemunu Wijerathna told a press briefing in Colombo today that his Association would increase bus fares by 10% with effect from the 1st of September.

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However, National Transport Commission Roshan Gunawardana reiterated that the sole right to revise bus fare is with the government.

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