A special arrangement has been made to transport students and examination staff to respective GCE Ordinary Level Examination centres.
Director General of the National Transport Commission Commander (Rtd.) Nilan Miranda said the NTC has issued directives to run Sisu Sariya buses at maximum capacity for the convenience of the students sitting the O/L exam this year.
The Sri Lanka Transport Board says that arrangements have been made to deploy adequate SLTB buses for the convenience of students who are facing the GCE Ordinary Level Examination and staff who are on exam duty.
Chairman of the SLTB Kingsley Ranawaka said the examination schedule had been sent to all depot managers.
Accordingly, additional SLTB buses will be added to the island depending on the exam schedule. He noted that special arrangements have also been made considering the fuel shortage in the country.
The Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association says private buses will be deployed continuously during the O/L exam period.
President of the Association Gemunu Wijeratne said all private buses will be in operation and therefore students and parents should not need to have undue fear.
He said they also requested Police not to set-up roadblocks and inconvenience the public especially during the examination period.
Sri Lanka Railways says that steps have been taken to run trains according to the usual train schedule during the O/L examination period.
Sri Lanka Railways Deputy General Manager VS Polwattage said students and parents should leave early to the examination centres since more people are using trains at present.
He said due to the bus fare hike and current financial situation, people have resorted to using trains for their daily commute which has resulted in crowded trains, especially during morning peak hours.
Polwattage said parents should be mindful of the new development.