Bus services disrupted in upcountry areas

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For more than two weeks, SLTB and private bus operations to High Forest and Gonagala areas from Ragala and Nuwara Eliya towns have been disrupted, greatly affecting the estate community and residents.

Locals said bus operators have informed that their services to these areas have been suspended due to fuel shortage.

Government and private sector workers, as well as the general public, who travel to Ragala and Nuwara Eliya for a variety of reasons, including hospital visits, have been severely impacted, with some spending more than Rs. 2,000 per day to get to Ragala.

Commuters have demanded that bus service be reinstated, citing their situation.

By Naalir Jamaldeen