The All Ceylon School Children Transport Association says it will be forced to increase monthly transport fares.
Speaking to NewsRadio, Secretary of the Association Lalith Chandrasiri stated with the increase in fuel prices, school van owners have no alternative but to increase their fares.
Chandrasiri said the association had previously demanded priority be given at filling stations but are yet to receive any response.
He stated the van owners are facing many difficulties at present with fuel price hikes and the prevailing uncertainty.
Lalith Chandrasiri said that if roads remain closed today, children will not be able to reach schools.
Chandrasiri stated the monthly expenses for fuel per van exceeds Rs. 50,000 at present adding the union has advised van owners to increase fares based on the distance travelled.