On the directives of Hon. Ranjith Madduma Bandara, the Minister of Internal Transport, SLTB has commenced night bus services deploying 29 buses effective from 03.03.2015. These bus services will continue daily for the convenience of the passengers.
The night bus services which will be operated within the Western Province will commence at 10.00 p.m. daily from the Central Bus Station, Pettah and will reach the following destinations (towns) accordingly:
I.D.H., Awissawella, Ingiriya, Kesbewa, Maharagama, Maththegoda, Mattakkuliya, Hanwella, Moratuwa, Mount Lavinia, Kaduwela, Meegoda, Nugegoda, Aluthgama, Mathugama, Horana, Panadura, Nittambuwa, Delgoda, Kadawatha, Negombo, Kirindiwela 224,Kirindiwela 231, Gampaha, Dekatana, Ragama, Ja-Ela, Raddolugama, Diwulapitiya.
Upon the decision of Maha Sanga (Buddhist clergy) Hon. Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Minister of Internal Transport has directed the authorities to commence a new bus service for the convenience of the devotees pilgrimaging Atamasthana. Accordingly, a devotee will be privileged to worship all 08 sacred places in Anuradhapura under a single bus ticket within the day of purchasing it.
Under the patronage of Hon. Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Minister of Internal Transport, recently 45 buses to 05 SLTB depots in Badulla area and 42 buses to Colombo region were distributed. The ceremonies were held at Badulla Bus Stand and Udahamulla depot premises with the presence of Ministers and Members of Parliament, political representatives, and officials of the SLTB.
Hon. Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Minister of Internal Transport who made a sudden visit to Badulla railway station recently said that initiatives would be taken to develop Badulla Railway station so as to convert it into an attractive place for tourists and engage new trains in the service.