Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
Gamunu+Wijerathna+gears+for+another+strike%3B+5000+more+buses+for+the+SLTB
Saturday, 24 August 2013 - 19:14
Gamunu Wijerathna gears for another strike; 5000 more buses for the SLTB
18

Shares
2,207

Views

The Lanka Private Bus Owners Association says that by appointing a Cabinet Sub Committee on bus fares, the right of Private bus owners has been stolen.

 

Speaking to media after a Summit that had been organized by private bus companies, Chairman of the LPBOA Gamunu Wijerathna stated that powers of amending bus fares has been vested with the Cabinet sub committee as per the instructions of the National Transport Commission.

 

He further stated that if a 10% hike in bus fares was not received by September 1st, they would resort to an island wide strike.

 

 

However, government sources say that the government will not increase SLTB and Train fares.

 

It is also reported that 5000 more buses are to be added to the SLTB fleet thereby driving its market share up to 60% from the existing 40%.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
HiruNews
Tuesday, 31 July 2018 - 13:15
It is hard to imagine the diversity we see in the commercial hub of Colombo; Pettah.Several photographs depicting their day to day life and activities... Read More
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
737 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
366 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
5,881 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
13,067 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
100 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
41,336 Views
Top