Sri Lanka's passenger bus service started in 1907 by running a private bus from Chilaw to ColomboFrom that time until 1958, passenger traffic took place in private bus companies.By the passing of the Transport Board Ordinance No 48 of 1957, the first Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Hon. Minister of Transport Maithripala Senanayake presided over the launch of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) bus.
The first Chairman of the Sri Lanka Transport Board was Mr. V.A.H.de Mel.
Private monopoly was broken ever since the government began serving passenger transit state acquiring the position.Remote rural areas to provide transport services, school students closer to the public through its service to receive information, such as opportunities to travel at concessionary rates.When reaching the milestone of 19 inch that was in 1977, the CTB golden era.Then the Chairman did Anil Munasinghe.Appalled CTB its national mission was extended in various sectors.
After the birth of Sri Lanka Transport Board Act by Act No. 27 of 2005.Through centralized control adapted.Then again began to control the CTB president with the Board of Directors.
The new life of the Sri Lanka Transport Board buses, 2,000 new cars were expanded through the spearhead of a drive together to run out of the buses, new engines installed dhavanayaṭa 270 plus purchase.Office flights started with new destinations covering government offices to railway stations for staff convenience, "bicycles for students," the one operated continuously and school service bus project, the CTB selected depots and made a depot of the most efficient model depots in new projects work schedules to meet the need through the recent start of the importanceMRI is a step.110 graduates from the written and oral tests through the proper steps to make transparent consists of new hiring at irregular and has to recruit on 16 November 2008.In addition to retread tires in Ampara area factory modified to increase production capacity significantly.New information on the need for information technology, IT unit set up in the Sri Lanka Transport Board, Colombo Pettah Central Bus office renovation work starting, the new security force set up by in the CTB and private buses and CTB bus activities required to run the joint timetable system the specific steps add up.
Sri Lanka Transport Board by these new approaches in ELT will walk proudly goal of providing quality service to the people than to the Lankan passenger.