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New Sri Lanka pictures, dating from December 2023.

Sri Lanka’s bus scene shows British influences. Most vehicles however are locally assembled TATA and Ashok-Leyland from India. More recently, secondhand buses from Japan and new Chinese buses have been added to the fleets.


Interesting sites on buses in Sri Lanka:

Uthpala Dilhan’s Flickr page on SLTB buses

Colombo Rider on Youtube

Sri Lankan buses on Youtube by Wouter van der Brugghen

Bus body builders:
Dimo Lanka auto assembly Ltd.
Lakdiwa engineering Pvt. Ltd (Government owned)
Ceymo Lanka Automobiles (Colombo Rider)
Lanka Ashok Leyland Ltd
Utkal Automobiles (pvt.) ltd
SLTB Ekala central workshop
Latec (Pvt) / Latec-Kesko


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