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Transport

Sri Lanka expects to tap tourism niche, trade with India ferry service

Entrepreneurs from Sri Lanka and India are encouraged to join this opportunity.

April 21, 2023 2 min read

Sri Lanka expressway revenue surges in New Year holiday

On April 15 and 16, a total generation of 70,558,100 was collected from vehicles that used the expressway.

April 17, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka to try prepaid cards for bus transit again, this time with QR codes

Gunawardena said the new system, which will see QR-enabled cards issued to passengers, will be launched in due course.

April 10, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lankan fuel, containers truckers reduce fares after diesel price cut

"We hope to reduce it by 8-10 percent and will be applied from tomorrow."

March 31, 2023 2 min read
Sri Lanka tuk tuk, bus fares to be cut on lower fuel prices

"The minimum rate will be cut to 30 rupees from tonight,” Lasantha Alagiyawana said.

Sri Lanka likely to see further beef price hike over lump disease in North

The disease is also slightly spreading to other provinces in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka plans electric bus PPPs

Pilot projects are planned in Colombo and Gampaha districts initially.

February 28, 2023 1 min read

Sri Lanka Railways to seek PPPs to boost revenue streams

"And we cannot expect and do not hope for money from the government."

February 6, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka Transport Board expansion will reduce passengers, says private bus grouping

SLTB plans to include 500 more buses from through an India credit line in 2023 and so far 125 buses have been added.

February 6, 2023 1 min read
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Sri Lanka Railways plans to recruit 8,000 workers

The multi-task force was allocated 9.8 billion rupees in the 2023 budget.

January 15, 2023 2 min read
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Sri Lanka scraps 'semi-luxury' buses on Colombo-Kataragama run

"From today onwards there will be no such buses in the Kataragama – Colombo route via Galle road."

January 5, 2023 1 min read
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Despite losses, Sri Lanka to resume "park & ride" transport after complaints  

Minister Gunawaredena had asked the CTB chief to resign after failing to provide public service

Neshella Perera
December 7, 2022 2 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

November 28, 2022 1 min read
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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."

Chanka Jayasinghe and Neshella Perera
October 27, 2022 3 min read
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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
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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."

Neshella Perera
October 25, 2022 2 min read
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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.

Mahadiya Hamza
October 24, 2022 1 min read

Private bus owners in Sri Lanka threatens nationwide strike on Oct 25, demand moratorium

"We urge the government and the leasing companies to grant us a moratorium until next March."

Neshella Perera
October 20, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka tuk-tuk drivers refuse to reduce fares despite drop in petrol price

"We have obligations to meet for our families and five litres is not doing us any good. It’s simply not enough"

Neshella Perera
October 3, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka private bus service in turmoil, must be permitted to refuel anywhere: PBOA

“The allocation of fuel to the transport industry is not an efficient or fair allocation,” he said.

Neshella Perera
September 19, 2022 2 min read
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Sri Lanka may consider increased fuel quotas for police-registered tuktuks

“We asked them to register with the police because it will make it easier to identify them."

Dulya de Silva
September 6, 2022 2 min read

Sri Lanka partners with USAID to convert petrol-run tuktuks to electricity

The move also aims to promote a greener transportation sector, a statement said.

Mahadiya Hamza
August 17, 2022 2 min read

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