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Transport

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."

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."

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.

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.

June 13, 2022 2 min read
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.

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.

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

Sri Lanka to set up tuk tuk regulator despite bus regulation debacle

Only 47 percent of the over one million registered threewheelers in Sri Lanka are used for hiring

November 12, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka resumes public transport; health officials concerned over lax attitude re: COVID-19

"All buses must strictly adhere to the health guidelines," Amunugama said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
November 1, 2021 2 min read

Sri Lanka railway department adds more trains as govt relaxes COVID-19 restrictions

Trips will continue to be increased in the future upon further discussion, an official said.

Chanka Jayasinghe
July 12, 2021 1 min read

Sri Lanka will not increase bus fares but bus owners will be provided concessions: Minister

“We will not increase bus fares by even one rupee,” he said.

Imesh Ranasinghe
June 14, 2021 2 min read
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Sri Lanka Transport Board deploys buses in view of ongoing railway strike

Two trade unions of the Sri Lanka Railways launched a strike this morning.

Imesh Ranasinghe
May 17, 2021 1 min read

80 percent of Colombo's private bus drivers are on drugs; test on the cards: state minister

Some 80 percent of private bus drivers that operate in Colombo and its suburbs drive under the influence of narcotics, S...

April 13, 2021 1 min read

More buses, trains deployed for Sri Lankans visiting hometowns for New Year

The Ministry of Transport has deployed more buses and trains for Sri Lankans visiting their hometowns for the upcoming S...

Mahadiya Hamza
April 9, 2021 1 min read

Light Rail Project: Maharagama to be linked to the network

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has asked that the Urban Development Authority (UDA) include the city of Maharagama in ...

March 5, 2021 3 min read
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Sri Lanka to manufacture 100 railway passenger coaches with private participation

Sri Lanka will manufacture 100 railway coaches locally with private sector participation to meet existing demands, the G...

Imesh Ranasinghe
February 2, 2021 1 min read
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All buses and trains to and from Western Province suspended

All train and bus services within the Western Province, as well as connections to the rest of the country, will be suspe...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 29, 2020 2 min read