Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka's private bus owners to renew call for a bus fare hike
Wed, Apr 9, 2014, 10:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 09, Colombo: Private bus owners in Sri Lanka are to renew the call for a bus fare hike, which they have been making for some time.

The Lanka Private Bus Owners Association (LPBOA) told a news conference that it is now time for another bus fare revision.

The LPBOA said it would discuss the matter with transport authorities after the Sinhala and Hindu New Year.

According to the National Bus Fare Policy, the next fare revision is to take place in July.

LPBOA President Gemunu Wijerathna said that while a new committee was appointed to make recommendations on increasing bus fares, the work scope and mandate of the committee is yet to be determined.

He explained that the last bus fare revision was not beneficial for normal buses and that the National Transport Commission (NTC) calculations for the last revision were incorrect.

Therefore, the private bus owners have said that they will submit their own revisions to the NTC when discussing the bus fare revision.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Swiss national sailing solo around the world crashes near southern Sri Lanka
-- [43 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka to rehabilitate four sugar plants to boost local production
-- [1 hour and 57 minutes ago]
Considerable increase in number of tourists visiting botanical gardens in Sri Lanka
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka main opposition urges government to curb rising crime
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President discusses ICAPP arrangements
Fairfax Asia buys 78% stake in Sri Lanka insurer
Two major Sri Lankan drug racketeers live in Peshawar, Sri Lanka police say
Chairman of Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation proposes moves to streamline the national radio
Coalition parties of Sri Lankan government raise concerns over ruling alliance's path
Korean language proficiency test for Sri Lankan applicants in October

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.