May 15, 2018

Cabinet approves 6.5% bus fare increase

The Cabinet of ministers had granted approval for the increase of bus fares by 6.5% this afternoon.

The Cabinet had also decided not to increase the minimum bus fare of Rs.10.

Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva had presented a proposal to increase bus fares by 6.5% in keeping with the increase in fuel prices.

The Cabinet had met last afternoon at the Presidential Secretariat under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and approval for the increase in bus fares was approved at this meeting.