Bus association to go on strike from midnight; No strike during Wesak season; says another bus union

Sunday, 19 May 2013 - 7:44

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The All Island Private Bus Companies Federation says that they would resort to a strike with effect from midnight.

 

Secretary of the Federation Anjana Priyanjith told our news team that a 10% increase in bus fares should be authorized due to the increase in their expenditure.

 

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However, Chairman of the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association Gamunu Wijerathna stated that they would not support this strike.

 

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However, Minister of Private Transportation Services C B Ratnayake stated that licences of buses that go on strike without prior notification will be cancelled.

 

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