The Cabinet of Ministers has granted approval to increase bus fares by 15 percent with effect from tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the minimum bus fare has been increased to Rs. 20 from Rs.17.
The highest bus fare which was Rs. 1,303 has been increased to Rs. 1,498.
Yesterday, the National Transport Commission granted approval to increase Sri Lanka Transport Board and private bus fares.
Speaking to NewsRadio, Minister of Transport Dilum Amunugama said the decision to increase bus fares was reached after taking into consideration the difficulties faced by bus operators due to the hike in fuel prices.