Alleged attack puts private buses off the road
All private buses starting from Panadura went on strike yesterday
following an assault on one of their employees allegedly by a Sri Lanka
Transport Board employee.
Private Bus Owners Association (PBOA) president Gemunu Wijeratne said
the strike will continue till police arrest the suspect. He further said
this clash wouldn't have happened if authorities had given a proper
However, officers of the Mount Lavinia Police yesterday confirmed
that two persons attached to the SLCTB were taken into custody over the
Buses operating from Panadura, Aluthgama-Colombo, Kalutara-Colombo,
Matugama-Colombo and Matara-Colombo have also joined the strike.