In light of the ongoing festive season, Gemunu Wijeratne, the President of the Private Bus Owners’ Association, has confirmed that special buses will be available for individuals who had traveled to their hometowns and need to return to Colombo.
Wijeratne revealed that only 25% of the buses were operational on April 15, but expects the number to increase to nearly 50% by April 16. This initiative is expected to ease the travel burden on individuals who had gone to celebrate the festival with their families and friends.
Furthermore, the Sri Lanka Railways Department has also announced the operation of special trains for long-distance journeys from April 15. The General Manager of the Sri Lanka Railways stated that several trains will be in operation from outstation areas to Colombo, including two trains from Galle and Badulla, which will start operating from tomorrow morning. Additionally, a special train from Anuradhapura to Beliaththa is also scheduled to be in operation.
However, the police have also expressed concerns over the increasing number of road accidents during the festive season. To ensure the safety of individuals traveling during this period, they have implemented a special safety program. Thus, travelers are advised to exercise caution and follow all necessary safety measures while traveling.