Transport Ministry to streamline public
transport in Kilinochchi
The heroic Armed Forces filled the vacuum of
transport service in Kilinochchi on a regular basis in the recent past
supplying of essential food items and medicine by air and sea to
civilians in Kilinochchi despite the LTTE terrorist activity.
With the jubilant victory of the capturing of Kilinochchi by the
Armed Fores, the Transport Ministry is planning to streamline the public
transport system for the convenience of commuters in Kilinochchi which
was defunct for the last 15 years. Transport Minister Dullas
Alahapperuma told the Daily News that his Ministry has a vital role to
play in the re-organisation of the transport system in Kilinochchi as no
private passenger service functioned over there.
Special buses and trains will soon be added to benefit civilians in
Kilinochchi who have been dreaming about the bright future from State
Once the troops clear the roads in Kilinochchi, the Government will
move to improve roads badly damaged as a result of war. Thereafter, more
buses will be added to the fleet to bring civilian life to normalcy.
The bus depot and the railway station in Kilinochchi which provided
an efficient service to civilians before LTTE terrorism began, will be
recommenced. Once the Security Forces confirm that the roads are free
from land mines, the roads will be improved with the assistance from the
Nation Building Ministry.
The rail track in Kilinochchi will be repaired to benefit the railway
commuters while the station will be upgraded.
Passenger transportation is a decentralised subject and an efficient
transport system is expected to be in place once the Northern Provincial
Council is established in the future.