State Minister of Transport Dilum Amunugama has confirmed that bus fares will increase next week.
Speaking to media in Ankumbura, Kandy today, State Minister Amunugama said they will take a decision on Wednesday regarding the price revision.
The State Minister said he is compelled to increase fares in line with the recent diesel price revision.
He said the prices will be revised based on a number of conditions.
State Minister Dilum Amunugama claimed they are permitting only a minor increase in fares considering the plight of the people.
He noted that bus operators are still only permitted to transport passengers based on seat capacity and claimed that if the regulation is eased or if prices of fuel are reduced, then the government will reduce bus fares as well.