Chairman's Message

Minister

The National Transport Commission was established in 1991 as the regulator of Interprovincial Bus Passenger Transport Services. The major function of the Commission is to advise the Government of Sri Lanka on National Policy relating to Passenger Transport by Omni Bus services and to establish the necessary frame work to ensure an efficient and productive Interprovincial Bus Passenger Transport Network System.

In this view National Transport Commission has launched several Transport activities such as Regularization of Bus Fares and Annual Bus Fares Revision, dedicated School Bus service, Rural Bus Service and Night Bus service to streamline the transport requirements of the country. In spite of them Rotational Time Tables have been implemented to cater all operators’ equitable opportunities on a given route and maximize vehicular utilization of buses. Driver Conductor Training Project has been initiated to reduce mal driving practices and enhance the manner of discipline of drivers and Conductors on road. Not only that with pleasure I declare the first edition of National Transport Statistics Report issued in the Year 2010 to fulfill a void identified in the field of transportation which we have successfully continued up to its 5th edition in 2015. Hence under the purview of the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, we wish to develop the Transport Services in the country along with the development of its infrastructure to facilitate the commuters, General public as well as other stake holders.

 

Eng. M.A.P. Hemachandra
Chairman of National Transport Commission