The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) trade unions have decided to withdraw from all their operations from 12 noon today (08) if the authorities do not provide adequate fuel for their employees to report to work.
Head of the SLTB trade unions, Nurajith Singh said their employees need to report to work early in the morning to provide the public with transportation. Most of them use their own vehicles, such as motorcycles. Due to the current fuel shortage, it has been difficult for them to report to work.
However, fuel will be issued for essential service vehicles such as ambulances. As a result the trade unions have decided to withdraw from operating buses.