Private bus operations to significantly drop today
Only 10 per cent of the private buses will operate Monday (04), revealed President of the Ceylon Private Bus Owners Association Gemunu Wijeratne, speaking to a briefing yesterday (03).
“Both Minister Kanchana and the Chairman of the CEYPETCO go one saying that we have been given enough fuel through the SLTB. But the CEYPETCO does not operate on Sunday. Therefore, no distribution of fuel takes place. So, this would be a serious problem to us. Around 1000 of our buses operate throughout Sri Lanka. Running down for about a week, today (03) is the day where the lowest number of buses operate. About 05 per cent of buses operate today.”
“We will not be able to fully operate on Monday (04). We will try to operate about 10 per cent.”