A night bus service is now operating between Trincomalee and Colombo. The service has resumed after a lapse of 40 years.
The new Sri Lanka Transport Board Service to upgrade facilities of civilians resettled in areas in the East was launched at an auspicious time in Trincomalee. The night bus service to Trincomalee did not operate hitherto due to terrorist threats and the dilapidated conditions of the road. However the Government took the initiative of improving the infrastructure including the road network in the Eastern Province under the Eastern Resurgence Programme with the end of the conflict situation. Deputy Minister Susantha Punchinilame who joined in the occasion said it was possible to relaunch the night bus service from Colombo to Trincomalee as a result of these developments.