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Sri Lanka mulls hi-tech circulator buses without conductor: Minister

Quality of public buses is low - except on expressways - due to regulated pricing and a rigid licensing system.

October 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka tuk-tuk drivers refuse to drop fares, demand 30-litre weekly quota

"For a week, we need 30 liters if we run an average of 100 kilometres a day."

October 25, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka president approves proposal to increase tuktuk petrol quota to 10 litres

The first phase will commence in the Western province, the PMD said.

October 24, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka to probe alcohol producers running their own retail outlets

Commissioner General of Excise for a report about alcohol producers running their own retail outlets

October 21, 2022 1 min read
Sri Lanka State Tourism Minister claims in talks for $5 bln investment for transport hub

Foreign investors have kept away from Sri Lanka due to unprecedented economic crisis

Sri Lanka transport minister says public can force tuk-tuk fare drop

"The government should step in and set a rate, but instead they are making obnoxious statements."

Sri Lanka to launch new weekend long-distance train and bus service

Two test runs have been completed, he said.

Mahadiya Hamza
August 17, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka private bus owners expect to operate at 90 pct as schools reopen

"We plan to commence bus services 100 percent islandwide. If not 100 percent, at least 90 percent should be doable."

August 15, 2022 1 min read

Sri Lanka's energy ministry looking to allocate more fuel quotas for buses, taxis

"The ministry will look at the possibility of allocating additional quotas for those requirements on a separate QR code"

August 8, 2022 1 min read

Private buses on strike in Sri Lanka over fuel issue, fare revision

Miranda said long distance buses will be given around 125-150 litres of diesel at a time.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 5, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka reduces bus fares by over 11 percent; minimum fare down to 34 rupees

The minister of transport has approved the price revision with the recommendation of the NTC.

Chanka Jayasinghe
August 4, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka expansion eyed by Acuity Knowledge Partners amid soft-peg collapse

Employee benefit raised as the rupee falls and inflation goes up

July 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to raise bus fares by 22 percent from midnight June 30

"In the annual price revision, 12 factors including the fuel prices will be taken into consideration."

Chanka Jayasinghe
June 30, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's private buses en route to grinding halt as fuel crisis deepens

“Even today fewer than 10 per cent of buses are running. Drivers are on strike because they have no fuel."

Dulya de Silva
June 27, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka private bus services hit by fuel hoarding, tyre price hike

Private buses now spend a longer time at bus stops waiting for passengers in an attempt to cover costs.

Dulya de Silva
June 23, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to introduce new trains including luxury services to manage costs: minister

The minister said that the new train will be a welcome addition for office workers.

Dulya de Silva
June 13, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka minister proposes train ticket price policy at half the bus fare

“There’s a loss of 300,000 rupees for just one trip,” he said.

June 8, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka's private buses on 24-hour strike in support of May 06 hartal

Wijeratne said bus service operators may have to halt their services even after the hartal.

Mahadiya Hamza
May 6, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka to lift forced dollar conversion rule on services exports: CB Governor

We have been told that some person are not bringing these money in at all because of the forced conversion rule

April 30, 2022 3 min read
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Sri Lanka's Gateway group plans Colombo Port City school with British partner

Colombo Port City showcased in London

April 29, 2022 1 min read

Proposed train fare hike in Sri Lanka temporarily blocked: transport minister

"The railway department had made some reforms to the prices of special and intercity train ticket," he said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
March 25, 2022 1 min read

Transport providers in Sri Lanka struggle to find fuel amid shortage

“The crisis has scared a few customers and they would pump petrol even if the tanks were full," he said.

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
February 27, 2022 4 min read
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Address fuel shortage to prevent collapse of public transport: Sri Lanka private bus owners

"Who bears the loss?  At this time, I don’t think we can put that burden on the commuting public,” he said.

February 26, 2022 3 min read

Sri Lanka to build four Hungary-financed flyovers

The projects will be funded by the Hungarian Exim Bank’s concessionary finance facility.

Mahadiya Hamza
January 19, 2022 1 min read
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Sri Lanka railway strike results in Rs 25 million loss due to free rides; TUs warns of more strikes

“We will wait until changes are made, but if things don't turn around we will have to take union action again.”

Dulya de Silva and Neshella Perera
January 3, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka opens Japan-funded 'Golden Gate Kalyani' bridge

The total cost for the project is 55,000 million rupees, according to the president’s media division (PMD).

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 25, 2021 2 min read