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* Cabinet approves 6.5% hike in bus fares, private bus owners demand 20%
Tue, May 15, 2018, 10:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's cabinet of Ministers has approved revising bus fares following the increase in fuel prices by the government.

Accordingly, the bus fares will be increased by 6.56% from tomorrow, May 16. However, there will be no change in the current minimum fare, Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara said.

However, the Inter-Provincial Private Bus Owners Association said they will launch an all-island strike from midnight tomorrow (16).

The Association has decided to start a strike since the cabinet has not approved the revision in fares as they expected.

The Association has earlier pointed out that the bus fares should be hiked by 15-20%. The association also demands that the minimum fare be increased to Rs 15.

The Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association had called for a 10% increase.

 

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