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SLTB says special bus services will operate for Sinhala and Tamil New Year

By: Isuru Parakrama

Colombo (LNW): A special bus service will operate from April 08 to April 17 in consideration of the upcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year season, the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) said.

Enabling this special service, people will be able to go to their villages during the festive season, it added.

According to SLTB Chairman Lalith De Alwis, plans are in place to operate long-distance buses during the day and night. Passengers commuting on long-distance journeys will also be able to reserve seats, he added.

These services will operate from Colombo to places outside the metropolitan area, as well as from other main stations, including Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Jaffna, Galle, Matara, and Hambantota, to the Western Province.

Silva added that passengers can reserve seats by calling the SLTB hotline 1315, through the mobile app, or by logging on to

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