LANKA FORUM FOR RURAL TRANSPORT AND DEVELOPMENT
No: 27 D M Colambage Mawatha,
Tel: +94 (0) 112809645
2009 - 2010 LFRTD Office Bearers:
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Recent and Ongoing
Economic, Social and Environmental Evaluation of Community Bus Services, Kosgala Village, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, March 2009
Annual General Meeting and Annual
Public Seminar on
National Rural Roads Programmes of India and Sri Lanka
(Colombo, April 2005) More information
Transport Indicators Workshop
(Marawila, April 2005) More
The LFRTD publish a reguar newsletter called
LFRTD News. Please click on the links below to access the newsletter
in pdf format. If you are unable to download the newsletters
please contact the LFRTD at the address above for a hard copy.
LFRTD News, Volume 1 Issue 2, November 2004
LFRTD conducts National Survey for Road Classification, LFRTD
8th AGM, Transport and Poverty Publication, A Service from SEEDS,
IFRTD Asia regional meeting in Indonesia, Field visit by LFRTD
members at rural road construction projects, About Us.
Download (pdf 3 MB)
LFRTD News, Volume 1, Issue 3, July 2005
Consultation workshop on Transport Indicators, Public Seminar
on National Rural Road Programme, Post Tsunami Guidelines, 10th
Anniversary of LFRTD, LFRTD forms regional committees
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LFRTD News, Volume 1, Issue 4, March 2006
A catalogue of IMTs in Sri Lanka, an analysis of community based
roads, and promoting cycling as a viable transport option for
Download (pdf 3.16MB)
LFRTD News, Volume 2 Issue 1, July 2007
Awareness programme on rural transport, IFRTD Asia regional
meeting 2006, AGM and annual session, IFRTD opinion fair, LFRTD
publications: Catalogue of IMTs in Sri Lanka, Meeting Transport
Needs with IMTS, 10 years of LFRTD.
Download (pdf 2MB)
LFRTD News, Volume 2 Issue 2, Dec
11th Annual General Meeting, LFRTD Annual Session, Focus on
the work of Deshamanya Vidya-jyothi Dr. Ray Wijewardene, LFRTD
teaching modules of the post-grad diploma/ Msc course in Transportation
at the University of Moratuwa.
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LFRTD News, Volume 3 Issue 1, July
Resettlement Issues on Highway Development, Vaccines for Roads,
National Transport Commission projects - Gami Sariya (Bus services
project for rural areas) and Sisu Sariya (Bus Services project
specifically for students in rural and urban areas), Annual
General Meeting and Annual Session 2008.
Download pages 1 and 4 (english) (pdf 709 kb)
Download page 2 (singhala) (pdf 464 kb)
Download page 3 (singhala) (pdf 448kb)
LFRTD News, July 2009
Developing Disability Sensitive Transport Infrastructure, Rural Road Concreting Programme, 2 Wheels Good, LFRTD AGM and Annual Session 2009.
Download Pages 1 & 4 (pdf 2MB)
Download Pages 2 & 3 (pdf 2MB)
A catalogue of IMTs of Sri Lanka
Applied solutions for Rural Transport Problems in Sri Lanka (2006 LFRTD & Practical Action).
For many years Practical Action has carried out pilot studies and experiments on new transport innovations, suitable for use in rural areas, with the aim of wider promotion.
In collaboration with LFRTD Practical Action have conducted parades of IMTs through out the country and conducted an international seminar on IMTs. The outcome of the seminar was published under the title of “Intermediate Modes of Transport”. This publication is also available for interested readers on IMTs.
The catalogue provides comprehensive information on IMTs in Sri Lanka including motorized, non-motorized, animal powered and human powered transporters such as two wheel, three wheel and four wheel, modes.
In addition, information is included on dual purpose trucks used for Intermediate Public Transport (IPTs), and water transport modes, in particular traditional modes used in rural areas.
Attractive photographs are featured for each IMT alongside their user description. The catalogue would be a guide for researchers, manufacturers, users and anyone else with an interest in the subject of IMTs and appropriate rural transportation
The IMT catalgue is available free of charge to people and organisations in Sri Lanka.
Copies will be provided to individuals and organisations overseas on payment of postage.
To obtain your copy please contact the LFRTD Secretariat.
Guidelines for re-building the Rural Transport System destroyed by the Tsunami. (2005 LFRTD).
Click here to download (Acrobat pdf 726 kb)