‘Special permits for interprovincial buses from 21st’

State Minister of Transport Dilum Amunugama says inter-provincial bus services will be launched under a special permit if the inter-provincial travel restriction is not lifted from the 21st of this month.

The State Minister speaking at a media briefing in Kandy today said bus services will be launched for those who have travel requirements for employment purposes.

He added reopening offices with inter-provincial travel restricted is a concern, adding that the government however must adhere to the directives of health authorities.

Amunugama claimed the inter-provincial bus service will be fully activated when inter-provincial travel restrictions are lifted on the 21st.

On a separate note, State Minister Amunugama acknowledged that the public is battered by the rising cost of living adding that the government will work hard to return to normalcy within the next three months.

The State Minister said the dollar rate must be controlled, the tourism sector reactivated, businesses and schools reopened and money circulation increased.

He claimed the government is not pleased with the pressure imposed on the public adding that the government will not shun away from its responsibility.

He noted that strong efforts are being taken to restore normalcy and to stabilise the rupee by next year.

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