CTB conductors in racket running into millions

  • 25 Apr 2007 11:14:36 GMT

    No wonder the CTB can never prosper to serve the masses.

    it is pointless in appointing more vice squad men...

    There must be total self decipline in these Bl88dy conducters. they must learn to be honourable and take to heart in the job they have to do.

    Why blame GOSL for the transport mayhem when those employed are concerned to line their pockets.

    Do we have at least one decent Bus Conductor on the job?

    Just one ???????????

  • 25 Apr 2007 11:31:12 GMT


    At the same time, what is the level of respect given to a bus conductor in society in general? There is not much glamour in being a `Conda`.

    So here`s a guy who works day in day out, yelling at the top of his voice to pack people in a bus like sardines (and sometimes coming to blows with the irritated passengers) and earning a pittance.

    So when a nice offer comes to make some money on the side, and help put more food on the table for his family, and maybe make his living a bit more decent, he will jump at it.

    The responsibility should be further up the ladder, and on us as members of society in general, I think. Also this is obviously not a situation limited to conductors but civil servants in SL in general

  • 25 Apr 2007 11:36:47 GMT

    In many other countries, public bus is decent and enjoyable. The bus is driven and tickets are issued by the driver himself. In some countries, no tickects are issued, but smart cards are swiped to pay the fare. It will be some light years before we introduce `smart cards` in CTB buses.

    [He said that the government had made provisions in the budgets of 2006 and 2007 to import 2,000 new busses for the CTB fleet, with a view to strengthen the CTB to compete strongly with private busses]

    Had JVP not burned over 2500 buses in late 80s, there would have been that number of buses on roads serving the masses. The total blame should be laid at the door of the JVP for the break down in the service.

  • 26 Apr 2007 04:02:24 GMT

    [CTB conductors in racket running into millions ]

    Just think Lowly educated bus drivers and conductors can manuplate the entire organization and make millions?

    None of the qualifyed staff can or will do anything to stop such practices? Maybe they are also in the same racket.

    In fact most GoSL agencies and other institutions are in the same situiation. It will be revealed when someone who dose not get his share blows the whistle, if all goes according to the set plan no one will know.

    Everyone knows it and it is only some news medis who are pretending to expose it as they have no good stories to publish.

  • 26 Apr 2007 04:10:26 GMT

    In a country like SL if the public transport provider cannot make money it only means the GoSL is not business minded at all.

    I think even a blind ( but honorable ) man can make CTB profitable.You do not have to be a genieus or to attend Howard Business School.

  • 26 Apr 2007 04:32:09 GMT

    I wonder what the chartered or other professional accountants employed by the CTB were doing while the O/L or not even O/L qualified conductors were running amok.

    As I said in another thread, these accountants are only there to serve their masters, the greedy capitalists and plutocrats. They also help when state funds are swindled by the billions by ravenous crooks. Here, a struggling state organisation providing a vital service to the ordinary people is being bled by lesser mortals like conductors and the accountants are turning the other side.

    Over to you, chartered accountant Gaja