Sri Lanka to review bus licensing system on expressways

ECONOMYNEXT  – Sri Lanka has appointed a committee to review route licenses for buses operated on expressways, the state information office said.

Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has been given the go-ahead by the Cabinet of Ministers to appoint a committee made up of stakeholders to come up with a new system to award licenses.

The committee will identify problems in awarding licenses and recommend ways to overcome it.

Sri Lanka’s route licensing system has come under fire for being corrupt and also preventing innovation and consolidation. (Colombo/Feb17/2019-SB)