Cabinet approves 6.56% hike in bus fares

The Cabinet has approved an increase in bus fares by 6.56% with effect from tomorrow (16th). However, there will be no change in the current minimum fare, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva told today.

Earlier, the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association and the All Ceylon Private Bus Owners Association requested the government to increase bus fares by 10 percent and 20 percent respectively.