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All Bus and train services have decided to limit their services including long distance services due to lack of passengers.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Lanka Private Bus Owners' Association (LPBOA) Head Gemunu Wijerathene said their bus services will be limited to 25% that  include the long distance services.

He said most of the people use their own transportation led to a decrease in the bus services. However, the office transport services are in operation, he said.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) Chairman Kingsley Ranawaka said the buses will be assigned upon the demand of  passengers.

He also said all heads of the Provincial depots were advised to continuing their service considering the demand.

Railways General Manager (GMR) Gamini Senavirathe said trains will be operating as usual until the end of this week. 

However, the department had decided to reduce the number of train services in the next week considering the dwindling number of commuters.

 Kandy-Colombo, Badulla-Colombo, Colombo-Jaffna- Kankesanthurai, Colombo - Polonnaruwa and Colombo-Beliatta intercity trains have been halted, the GMR added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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  • Sokrates Sunday, 02 May 2021 09:05 AM

    Now because of the Indian Corona disaster the people are waking up in this country.

    Vidora Sunday, 02 May 2021 09:14 AM

    Avuruddhata 1wave eka wage Rata vahuwanam? Nathnam 19th April sitawath wahuwanam dawas 7-10 .. contact tracing , isolation , quarantine walin 3rd wave eka yam palanayak karanna thibba.. inpasu thawa masa 3k Rata aragena yanna thibba.. than Rata ebay wahei minissu ledaunama , marena kota, bayawunama.. artikaya rakaganna amaru wei..

    Hamid Sunday, 02 May 2021 11:03 AM

    Now public must be aware our situation,if India is in such a miserable condition,if we neglect it, that would be beyond the control,so be wise,stay at home, guard you and family from virus

    Sambo Sunday, 02 May 2021 01:31 PM

    It's better to knock your mouth on a rock than telling our people to respect the law and live according to the time. They will never listen.

    Aran Sunday, 02 May 2021 02:19 PM

    People will reap the result


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