Railway Strike: Army places 44 buses on standby at SLTB request

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –At the request of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB), the Army on the instructions of the Commander of the Army has made 28 Army buses available to the SLTB for passage of stranded civilians in Colombo and elsewhere after a section of railway employees launched a lightning strike over some trade union issues.

According to the Army Media Unit, those buses, manned by Army personnel enabled passengers and school students to travel free of charge to their destinations in Galle, Kandy, Chilaw, Kurunegala, Nittambuwa, Rambukkana, Mirigama, Veyangoda, Giriulla, Gampaha, Ganemulla, and Polgahawela areas.

Similarly, a fleet of 44 Army buses have been placed on standby in the event the SLTB requests the services of those buses during the course of Thursday (09) according to the Military Spokesperson, Brigadier Sumith Atapattu.

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