Surplus of 5000 private buses

Sunday, 22 February 2015 - 19:24

Lanka Private Bus owners Association stated that there is a surplus of 5000 buses in the country.

According to the chairman of the association Gamunu Wijeratne, the private bus industry is on the verge of collapse due to SLTB distributing new buses.

However, the Minister of Internal Transport Ranjith Maddumabandara stated that the new buses were distributed for school services and remote areas.

He also admitted that there is a surplus of buses.

However, the Minister of Internal Transport told our news team that he intends to uplift the bus industry with the agreement of both factions.


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