1907-Introduce of first Public Transport Service from Colombo to Chillaw
1940-Commissioner of Motor Traffic decided to minimum fares for every routes
1958- Established Central Transport Board. 2500 company buses operated under CTB
1968- Route expanded. Improved productivity. New fleet introduced.
1978- Established nine regional boards. Introduced less fares. Poor management. Heavy loss and political influences.
1979- Invited to private sector to invest in transport sector due failure of regional Companies.
1980- 5000 private buses fly on the routes which selected as operators wish. This harmfully effected to regional buses.
1990-Established Peoplized Bus companies by aiming reduce burn on Treasury
1998- Due to poor management at Depot level, peoplized Companies gathered under Regional transport Companies.
1991-NTC Introduced to regulate inter Provincial bus services and established regional transport authorities to regulate intra bus services under 13 constitution.
National Transport Commission Established for advice the Government on the national policy relating to passenger transportation by omnibus and implementation of such policy; to provide for financial support for the certain passenger transport services.