Sri Lanka receives 50 buses from India

Sunday, 05 February 2023 - 17:20

President Ranil Wickremesinghe received 50 buses from Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay at the Presidential Secretariat premises, this morning.

The buses to be received on a request made by Transport Minister Bandula Gunawardena are to be used by the SLTB to uplift the public transport service in rural areas across the country.

Commercial vehicle maker Ashok Leyland on bagged the contract for supplying 500 buses to the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB), of which 75 buses have already been delivered to the Island nation.

The order is a part of a Line of Credit extended by Export-Import Bank of India, under the Economic Assistance Scheme of the Indian government.