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Railway ticket fares to increase this month


Sri Lanka Railways has announced that ticket prices will increase this month.

Dhammika Jayasundara, General Manager of Sri Lanka Railways, stated that ticket prices will rise to 40% of the bus fare this month, as approved by the Cabinet.

He stated that increasing ticket prices is expected to reduce the Sri Lanka Railways’ loss by Rs. 6 billion.

According to Jayasundara, the train ticket price is currently about 20% higher than the bus fare.

According to the General Manager, the railway department loses around Rs. 30 million per day as a result of the current ticket charges.

He said that Sri Lanka Railways spends Rs. 45 million on fuel daily, however, only generates a daily revenue of approximately Rs. 15 million.

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