President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has mooted a set of proposals to transform Sri Lanka Transport Board into a profit-earning and leading entity. President is of the view that SLTB could be evolved into a state organization that can contribute to the national coffers instead of seeking funds from it. President made these comments during a discussion held at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday to review the current status of SLTB. There is heavy traffic congestion on roads during morning and evening hours of weekdays. President highlighted the necessity of attracting those who are traveling to work in their own vehicles to the public transport system. As a remedy to ease the traffic congestion President proposed to immediately implement Park and Drive method. He said to add buses with required facilities to the existing fleet.
A dedicated school bus service for children should be promoted while giving priority to the safety of children President said. It was discussed to paint the school busses in yellow and give preference to school buses on roads. President Rajapaksa emphasized the importance of colour coding for private and SLTB buses