Bus fare hike gets the green light, unhappy bus unions to strike

Cabinet has approved a bus fare hike with effect from tomorrow but private bus operators are not happy.

The cabinet has approved a 6.56 percent increase in passenger bus fares with effect from tomorrow (May 15).

However the minimum fare will remain the same.

Private bus operators however said that they expected a higher price increase and will launch a strike tomorrow in protest over the fare hike approved by the cabinet.

The Lanka Private Bus Owners Association (LPBO) and All Island Private Bus Owners Federation said they will be supporting the strike. (Colombo Gazette)