Private bus owners say Rs.17b have to be given to extortionists
The Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association stated that they are required to give a monthly sum of Rs.17 billion to extortionists.
The Association’s Chairman, Gemunu Wijeratne said that even though officials have been informed of this situation, the matter has fallen on deaf ears.
He went on to note that this prevailing situation has become a threat to the bus service as there are money lenders at bus stops. They suggested that the solution to this is the need for a change in the local administration.