The Sri Lanka Transport Board has announced that a maximum number of buses have been added for service despite a drop in the supply of diesel.
When contacted by NewsRadio, SLTB Deputy General Manager Panduka Swarnahansa said the 5,000 SLTB buses that are added to the fleet daily, are currently in operation as per usual across the island.
He said 1,000 buses leave from Colombo to outstation areas, while bus operations have not reduced.
Swarnahansa said while some filling stations don’t have sufficient fuel supplies, SLTB depots have sufficient fuel for two to three days.
However, he acknowledged that bus operations have been limited in certain areas where the demand is less.
The SLTB official said if stocks that are ordered are not received on time the number of buses in operation will have to be reduced.
Swarnahansa said the SLTB is trying its utmost to ensure that buses function during school and office hours.