Private bus operators in Sri Lanka threaten island wide protests

Nov 12, Colombo: The Private Bus Operators’ Association (PBOA) of Sri Lanka says that it would launch an island wide protest campaign if the government fails to respond to its demands by the end of Saturday.

The PBOA earlier in the month called on the government to either provide a diesel subsidy to the bus operators or to allow them to increase bus fares. The Association gave the government a deadline till the 10th of the month.

Since the government had not responded by the 10th, PBOA Head, Gemunu Wijeratne has said the Association would give time till the end of today for the government to respond to their demand.

He has said that an island wide protest campaign would be launched and the Association’s executive committee is to meet Sunday to make a final decision.

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