The Ceylon Private Bus Owners’ Association says that a final agreement will be reached after the discussion to be held today (08th Feb) regarding the private bus strike which is scheduled to be launched tomorrow (09th Feb).
The President of the Association Gemunu Wijeratne stated that a special discussion will be held with the Minister of State for Finance Ajith Nivard Cabraal regarding their problems this morning.
A private bus strike was planned for tomorrow based on several demands.
However, Gemunu Wijeratne stated that a final decision regarding the strike will be taken after today’s discussion.
Commenting on this, Mr. Gemunu Wijeratne said,We did a protest on the 2nd. Simultaneously on the 9th we were informed that we would be withdrawing from the bus service.
“In the last few days we have had a 50% return, which means we have some relief. There are several problems in the provincial councils. They have not yet taken action to remove the log licenses in November and December in several other provinces including the Western Province. We had proposed.
Restructure the bus and manage a new location. So they have several demands. We have proposed the demands with the determination to provide a quality bus service to the public as well as for the survival of the industry. We hope that today’s discussion will be largely successful. “