Sep 04, 2018

Fish boxes on bus seats while passengers stand

Travellers from Mannar to Colombo are highly inconvenienced due to boxes of fish are being transported in public buses, reports say.

Such boxes of fish are transported via buses night and day, especially at nighttime.

Box owners pay the price of a passenger ticket and pile the boxes onto a seat and as a result, many are forced to remain standing throughout the long trip while the boxes are secured to the seats.

With a large load of rubbish floating from India, outside businessmen have refrained from visiting Mannar to buy fish stocks. This has had a huge impact on Mannar fishermen, who have resorted to use passenger buses to transport their fish to Colombo.