The Transport Minster gives instructions his officials to dedicate themselves to providing an efficient transport services to commuters during the festive season.
Minister Kumara Welgama took the initiative of operating special train and bus services to cater to the needs of the public leaving for their hometowns for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Minister Kumara Welgama undertook a tour of the Central Bus Stand in Pettah and the Colombo Fort Railway Station to inquire into whether the special transport services were operative properly. He directed his attention to the uplift of the sanitary facilities at the Central Bus Stand.
500 buses have been deployed for operation from the Central Bus Stand covering many towns. The Minister mentioned on this occasion that special services will also be operative for the public to return to Colombo from their hometowns immediately after celebrating the New Year.