The photos show old buses that were submerged to create an artificial reef in Sri Lankan waters

Published on 27/11/2020 at 10:20

Several images of Sri Lankan buses being submerged in the ocean have been shared on Facebook alongside a claim the vehicles were dumped in the sea after the government failed to sell them at auction. The claim is misleading; the buses have been used to create an artificial reef off the coast of Sri Lanka as part of efforts to nurture marine life.