Nov 24, 2016

IPPBA to launch bus strike

The Inter Provincial Private Bus Association (IPPBA) says that they will launch a bus strike from Dec 01 midnight against imposing a fine of Rs. 25,000 for violating several traffic rules and the minimum traffic fine of Rs. 2,500.

Speaking at a media briefing today (24), President of the IPPBA Sarath Vijitha Kumara said that 29 organisations including school vans, trishaws and containers will join the strike.

He added that issues could arise due to the arbitrary increase of fines.

Noting that they hoped to meet with President Maithripala Sirisena to seek a solution, he further added that they would definitely hold the strike if a solution could not be reached.