The Sri Lanka Transport Board says bus associations have requested an allowance of 75 litres of fuel for short distance buses, and 150 litres for long distance.
Chairman of the SLTB Kingsley Ranawaka said SLTB fuel stations will only disburse fuel for cash in hand transactions.
He pointed out that the SLTB will continue to disburse fuel to public transportation providers, school vans and School buses.
Despite problems arising at certain fuel stations, Ranawaka noted that a committee will be formed to provide solutions to concerns of fuel stations of the SLTB.
He revealed of talks between both private and public sector, public transportation providers to discuss increased allowance of fuel.
Meanwhile, the Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association says more than 10,000 buses are in operation around Sri Lanka, which accounts for 75% of the total fleet.
Speaking to media in Colombo, President of the Association Gemunu Wijeratne requested the Education Minster to recommence schools next week.
Wijeratne commented that children lost two years of continuous education due to lockdowns and the spread of coronavirus.
He commented that adults are responsible for teaching the youth and grooming children with knowledge.
Gemunu Wijeratne said they will work together with the SLTB to transport 4 million people on a daily basis and provide undisrupted transport.