Published On: Tue, Nov 22nd, 2016

All Island Bus Operators’ Association to oppose fine hike

1856412193bus33The All Island Bus Operators’ Association (AIBOA) asserts that it opposes the decision to increase Rs.25,000 hefty fine for several traffic violations. AIBOA president Stanley Fernando said a meeting would be held with several bus unions and trishaw unions in this regard this afternoon.

However, The Chairman of the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association, Gemunu Wijeratne, said they had agreed to increase fines following a meeting held with Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva and Ravi Karunanayake on Monday. Earlier, private bus operators threatened to strike urging to withdraw the proposal to increase the minimum fine for traffic offences to Rs 2,500.

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