The bus associations say that there will be no reduction in bus fares at this time as there has been no reduction in diesel prices.
The President of All Ceylon Private Bus Association Federation, Mr. Anjana Priyanjith also mentioned that there will be no reduction in bus fares in the background of diesel prices not being low.
Meanwhile, the three-wheeler trade unions say that even though the price of petrol has been lowered, there is no reduction in the three-wheeler fares. The President of the All Ceylon Tricycle Drivers’ Union, Mr. Lalith Dharmasekara stated that the government does not provide enough petrol for passenger transport.
Meanwhile, although the price of petrol has decreased, the prices of food in restaurants have not decreased, says the Association of Restaurant Owners.
Its chairman Mr. Asela Sampath mentioned that the prices of food and beverages including milk tea can be reduced only if the prices of other services in the market are reduced.
The Ceylon Petroleum Statutory Corporation has taken steps to reduce the price of a liter of Octane 92 petrol by 40 rupees with effect from yesterday (01) midnight.