Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 13 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* State transport service of Sri Lanka fears negative impact from allocation of private bus permits
Sun, Dec 30, 2012, 10:59 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka' state-run transport entity, the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) says that it would suffer a negative impact if the Private Transport Ministry allocated SLTB bus permits to private buses.

The All Ceylon Transport Employees' Union in a letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa has stated that there is an attempt to take 1,200 route permits from state buses and hand them over to private bus operators.

The union has noted that the move is expected to take effect from January 2013.

Head of the union, Sepala Liyanage has said the move would have a negative impact on the state run passenger bus service in the long term.

The union has called on the President to intervene and stop the move.

Liyanage has observed that Private Transport Services Minister C. B. Ratnayake had proposed to hand over the route permits currently being used by state bus operators at the Pettah Central Bus Stand to private bus operators.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka to issue US$ 75 million development bonds
-- [13 minutes ago]
No foreign influence on government, Sri Lankan President assures
-- [22 minutes ago]
South Africa, Oman naval ships arrive in Sri Lanka Colombo Port
-- [58 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Laugfs acquires mini hydropower plant for Rs. 200 million
-- [1 hour and 26 minutes ago]
India invites Sri Lankan students for Self-Financing Professional Courses
-- [1 hour and 45 minutes ago]
U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka visits historic Grand Mosque in Colombo
-- [2 hours ago]
European Parliament delegation discuss security situation in North with Jaffna Commander
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Colombo Port sets record in container handling volume
-- [9 hours ago]
Former president opens new political office
-- [9 hours ago]
UN Special Rapporteur says Sri Lanka should not rush in meeting the commitments made to the UN

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.