A special annual general meeting of LPBOA
A special annual general meeting of LPBOA was held at Deans road, CSR, Colombo on 13th December and there Mr. Gamunu wijerathne was reappointed as the President by the all provincial leaders and the director board. Our ultimate goal is to protect and develop the bus industry for a better future.
The prepaid travel card system “Touch Travel Pass” is being launched island wide
A 7% price revision on private bus fares will be imposed with effect from 01st November 2013
The private bus transport service was initiated in 1907 with a mere 2 busses.
The two busses were deployed to the Colombo Chilaw rout by G.W Colts. Subsequently during the next 50 years many purchased busses and deployed them on many routes.
However according to an election pledge made by the United Front Government which assumed power in 1956, around 78 private bus companies were acquired by the government. This acquisition provided the employees of these private bus companies permanent jobs and availed them of many benefits.
The main disparity between the two transport services at the time was the bus fares. While the busses plying the hill country routes charged additional fares claiming the journey was hazardous,
Here the bus operators are expected to share their experiences both pleasant and unpleasant.
We have in our association conductors and drivers with 20 -30 years extensive experience, currently serving on our buses. It is the desire of this program to showcase their details at international level.