Transport Minister Kumara Welgama has stressed that the Government is prepared to face a private bus strike.
The Minister made this statement after initiating the construction work of the new bus stand in Bandarawela.
The Minister said that certain unions of private bus owners have announced that they will stage a strike. He said that they held discussions with him and he is not frightened of strikes. He said that those who need to go on strike can do so as 5350 buses have been repaired. The Minister said that he expects to increase the number up to 7000.