The President of the Ceylon Private Bus Owners’ Association Gemunu Wijeratne says that if a system of issuing diesel for private buses is not implemented, the private bus service will be completely inactive by tomorrow (04).
The majority of buses were not able to run due to the lack of diesel. Because there is a serious problem in getting diesel from the queue. About two-quarters of the bus capacity ran yesterday. Today it goes even lower. In particular, if there is no fuel for tomorrow, the bus service will be completely inactive as usual. Therefore, today we hope that at least the SLTB will provide us with fuel, as promised by the Minister of Transport. Otherwise it is a serious problem ”
Gemunu Wijeratne stated this in response to a media query made this morning (03).