No bus fare hike

 Tharumalee Silva

Private bus operators said that they will not push for a bus fare hike despite the fuel price increase last week.

President of the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association Gemunu Wijeratne told The Sunday Morning that the fuel price increase was not significant enough to push for a bus fare hike.

“The ticket prices will not increase because the fuel prices only rose by Rs. 2 and that is an insignificant amount,” he said.

Last week, the Finance Ministry announced that the price of Petrol (92 Octane) increased by Rs. 6 per litre, Diesel by Rs. 4 per litre, and Super Diesel by Rs. 8 per litre.