TRANSPORT FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE TRAVELLING TO THEIR HOME TOWNS TO VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Thursday, 14 November 2019 - 14:20
The Sri Lanka Transport Board said that additional buses have been deployed for the convenience of people traveling to their home towns to vote for the Presidential Election.
The SLTB Chief Operations Superintendent, Nihal Hidellana said that additional bus services will be in operation today and tomorrow. He said that 150 additional long-distance buses have been deployed from the Central Bus Stand in Pettah. Around 1,000 SLTB buses have been deployed for the purpose of transporting ballot boxes and for election duties.
SLTB Chief Operations Superintendent Nihal Hidellana further stated that 150 buses will be provided to the Election Commission and the Police Department for the transportation of police officers.
Meanwhile, the General Secretary of the All Ceylon Private Bus Owners Association Anjana Priyanjith says that private busses will operate as usual for the Presidential election.
The Railway Department's Superintendent of Transport Vajira Polwattege stated that while there are no special train services for people traveling to their home towns to vote for the Presidential Election, all trains will operate based on the daily schedule.
However, he stated that there is a problem in deploying all trains on the 16th since the railway employees have taken leave to vote for the presidential election.