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Private bus strike from tomorrow

2013 Jul 10

Private bus operators have decided to launch a strike action from midnight tomorrow (July 10), the President of the Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association, Gemunu Wijeratne said.

While not confirming whether it will be a 24 hour token strike or an indefinite strike, Wijeratne however assured that the strike will be launched from midnight on Wednesday.

After discussions, regarding an increase in bus fares, with relevant authorities in the past couple of days had failed, representatives of private bus unions had met with President Rajapaksa yesterday.

However, LPBOA President Gemunu Wijeratne did not participate in the discussion held with the President saying it was futile.

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