Chairman's Message


Transport Management over the next 10 years appears to be based on the fundamental question on how motorization is to be managed. According to the transport sector statistics public transport passengers are rapidly switched off from the public buses to private modes of transport. This situation is badly affected to Sri Lankan economy in several aspects. Traffic congestion is a crucial issue at the peak hours in most of the cities. On the other hand fuel consumption on road transport is significantly increased last two decades.

There are 27395 public buses are operated Island wide. Quantitatively this fleet is more than the passenger requirement of the Provincial and Inter Provincial routes. But majority of these buses are not provided quality service to the passengers. Unhealthy competition is created on routes and it is caused to violations of route schedules, and increasing road accidents. One of the main responsibilities of this institute is ensure the safe reliable effordable and comfort transport service to the passengers. Therefore we are implemented several projects to achieve this target. National Transport Commission looks forward to ensure the safe reliable and affordable public bus service to the passengers and attract the private vehicle users to the public buses by providing high quality service.

Mr.Shashi Welgama

Chairman of National Transport Commission