The Transport Minister has stressed that the bus fares will not be increased according to the requirement of the bus owners. He said that it will be carried out only according to the national policy.
The Minister said that the bus fares were revised in June 2007. He said that representatives from all three associations agreed and signed the revision. It is wrong to request increases every month. He said that the public should make a decision in this connection. Thereafter it can be presented to the Cabinet. Shouting slogans after coming out of discussions with him will not serve any purpose. He said that he has been engaged in politics for 28 years. He has reached this position after facing many dangerous situations. Therefore he said that he is not deterred by such actions.