Bus strike called off as suspects arrested

Bus strike called off as suspects arrested

June 4, 2011   12:35 pm

The private bus strike has been called off with immediate affect, the President of the Private Bus Owners’ Association confirmed. According to Gemunu Wijeratne the strike was called off due to police apprehending the suspects involved in the assault of the private bus operator.

Private buses operating from Panadura had commenced the strike this week alleging that two employees of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) had assaulted a private bus operator and claimed that authorities had failed to arrest those responsible.

The strike was then joined by the bus operators of Kalutara, Matugama, Moratuwa and Aluthgama while the bus operators on the 154, 176 and 163 routes joined the strike last morning.

All private buses operating on Galle Road and on routes 127, 255 and 117 also joined in on the strike today (June 03).

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