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The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) had earned a staggering revenue of more than Rs.78 million, almost twice as much as the usual revenue, owing to the countrywide private bus strike on Monday, the Transport Ministry said today.

Ministry sources said the SLTB runs about 4,500 buses on a regular basis but on the day of the private bus strike the fleet was increased to 5,000. “The SLTB usually earns a revenue of Rs.42 million which had risen by Rs.36 million to well over Rs.78 million. It was only possible because of the severe shortage of buses on that day,” ministry sources said.

The highest revenue had been earned in the Colombo District that of Rs.10.3 million on Monday. On the previous day SLTB had earned an income of Rs.4.6 million in Colombo. Ministry sources said some 80 per cent of private buses were on strike on Monday while a large number of passengers were stranded due to the severe scarcity of buses. (Olindhi Jayasundere)

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  • Engineer Tuesday, 14 February 2012 04:34 PM

    SLTB keeps 500 buses as 'redundancy' measure? this like the entire bus fleet in some cities!

    fazli Tuesday, 14 February 2012 04:52 PM

    So shall we ask Gemunu to close the shop & say
    good bye forever ?

    KABAB Tuesday, 14 February 2012 05:01 PM

    Keep it up SLTB. Continue this way and make a profitable ministry. Let the PBOA busses rest in peace.

    Nimal Tuesday, 14 February 2012 05:52 PM

    The SLTB owes billions to CPC for fuel supplied- You can make Trillions as 'profits' if you don't pay for the fuel!!

    sena Tuesday, 14 February 2012 06:59 PM

    hope conductors issued tickets for the fare

    Hk Tuesday, 14 February 2012 07:42 PM

    Profit for both lose for public


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