India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland will be supplying 500 buses to Sri Lankan Transport Board. As a part of the order, the company recently delivered 75 buses to the nation on its Independence Day. The order is a part of a Line of Credit extended by Export Import Bank of India, under the Economic Assistance Scheme of Indian Government. The first batch of buses in the project was handed over at Colombo on 5 January 2023. Sri Lanka Transport Board is the state owned single largest bus transport provider with 110 depots throughout the Sri Lankan island, and operates buses in city routes, hilly & rural routes and also long distance inter-city routes. These buses will help combat the heavily crowded public transport in the island nation, supporting mobility and accessibility in Sri Lanka. Given the diverse routes and conditions SLTB operates in, the new Ashok Leyland buses will be best suited for roads in the rural routes as well.