Toning Southern Expressway:
Luxury bus service starts today
The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) will start a super luxury bus
service on the Southern Expressway from today.
The Highways Ministry has granted permission for the operation of
SLTB super luxury buses on the Expressway after Transport Minister
Kumara Welgama sought permission for bus operation on the Expressway
from President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is also the Highways Minister.
Two buses starting from 6.00 a.m. and 8.00 am from Maharagama and
Galle will be in operation till 5.00 p.m. A bus will leave Maharagama
and Galle every two hours till 5 p.m.
Transport Minister Kumara Welgama, Deputy Minister Rohana Kumara
Dissanayake and chairman of SLTB M.D. Bandusena will participate in the
launching ceremony at Maharagama today.
A passenger will pay Rs 380 on starting the journey from Kottawa
entry/exit point. Rs 400 will be charged, if a passenger starts the
journey from Maharagama.
The buses are equipped with all facilities and safety measures.