Unions expect 50 percent of the private buses to function in the country today.
Speaking to NewsRadio, President of the Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association Gemunu Wijeratne said bus operators received a considerable amount of diesel stock yesterday.
He said fuel stocks were obtained from filling stations as well as through Sri Lanka Transport Board-owned depots.
Gemunu Wijeratne noted that Ministers of Transport and Energy have announced that private bus operators will be able to obtain fuel from SLTB-owned depots from today.
He said he has notified that if authorities are able to provide 600,000 litres of fuel to private bus operators, then they are able to transport 3.5 to 4 million people daily.
Gemunu Wijeratne noted that therefore if they receive the necessary fuel stocks today, private buses can fully function from tomorrow.
He said the private bus industry is fully dependent on the fuel distribution mechanism and its efficiency.