Bus Fare Increased.
According to the cabinet approval to increase the bus fare by 6% , will be effected from today.
Hence the minimum fare of Rs.8.00 will be increased up to Rs.9.00.
The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) buses also increased their fares by 6 % from today onwards and the minimum fare of the state-owned bus operator in Sri Lanka will be Rs 9.00.
Sri Lanka’s Private Bus Owners Association has requested the government to increase bus fares by 15 % and the minimum bus fare by 6 to 8 rupees.
But the Cabinet approval granted only to increase private bus fares by 7.6%.