Increased emission test fee on buses suspended


The minister of Finance has pledged to temporarily suspend the vehicle emission levy of 5 thousand rupees for private buses.

Lanka Private Bus Owners Association President Gemunu Wijerathna said that the minister gave this pledge during a meeting held at the ministry of Finance  yesterday.

However he said that his association’s stand, whether to join the island wide strike to be held against the 2016 budget on December 15 will be announced after a discussion tomorrow.

The discussion will be held between the prime minister and representatives of the trade unions.

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