Fuel Shortage NOT affecting train travel – Railways

Fuel Shortage NOT affecting train travel – Railways

Fuel Shortage NOT affecting train travel – Railways

Written by Teena Marian

31 Mar, 2022 | 10:58 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka Railways said that the fuel shortage has NOT hampered the operation of the train services in the country.

It stated that all the scheduled trains will operate as planned without any disruptions.

Howvever, Fuel shortages have severely affected other public transport in Sri Lanka.

President of the Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association, Gemunu Wijeratne stated that long distance bus services will be completely disrupted on Thursday (31).

However, the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB), Kingsley Ranawaka said that steps have been taken to operate buses as per the usual schedule on Thursday (31) as well.

On Wednesday (31), The All Ceylon Inter-District School Transport Services Association said that they will refrain from providing services from Friday (1st April) if the fuel crisis is NOT resolved immediately.

The Chairman of All Ceylon Inter-District School Children Transport Services Association, N.M.K Harishchandra Padmasiri said despite not receiving any support, they are engaged in transporting school students considering the fact of examinations and academics.

He warned that if a favorable solution is NOT provided by Friday (1), they will refrain from their services.

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