Strengthen public transport- Lasantha

2019-03-25 at 20:07

The Committee Stage Debate on the Expenditure Heads of the Ministries of Transport and Civil Aviation, Ports and Shipping and Southern Development was debated in Parliament.

United People’s Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Lasantha Alagiyawanna speaking during the debate said public transport must be strengthened while developing the country.

The Parliamentarian noted in the world’s population density index Sri Lanka is at 28th place adding in a country with population density, roads cannot be newly laid.

He stressed therefore constructing new roads and highways alone will not help especially in our country.

UPFA MP Mahinda Amaraweera also joining the debate said many improvements must take place within the transport industry.

The Parliamentarian meanwhile raised concerns on the shortage of bus journeys at night.