The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and the Sri Lanka Transport Board have reached a consensus to provide school vans and buses fuel through the nearest SLTB depot.
Accordingly, twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, school transport vehicles will be able to obtain fuel through a stringent distribution system.
Speaking to media, President of the All Island School Children Transport Association Malsri de Silva said fuel allocations will be made based on the distance, and through this system, there will be no injustice.
He noted that a list will be compiled indicating the fuel allocation for school transportation vehicles.
de Silva said the list will be shared amongst all drivers.
He said the signature of the respective Zonal Education Director will be obtained on the lists which will then be handed over to the SLTB-depots.
The President of the Association said today’s talks were a success, adding that the general consensus was that children should not be inconvenienced.
Malsri de Silva said this method will be a success as schools are currently functioning only during three weekdays.