Many changes are to take place in Sri Lanka’s transport network, with the opening of the island’s first Express Highway. The Sri Lanka Transport Board is to operate a luxury bus service on this Express Highway. It has been revealed that two buses will operate on this Highway initially. Minister Kumara Welgama said that thereafter the number of buses to be deployed on this Highway will be increased. It is planned to procure the required buses from Lanka Ashok Leyland Company. The Minister visited the Ashok Leyland work site at Athurugiriya to inspect these buses. The Sri Lanka Transport Board is hoping to purchase 200 buses from this Company in the future. The Transport Minister assured to give a better and efficient state passenger transport service to the public.