The Appeal Court issued notice today on Private Transport Minister C.B. Ratnayake, his Ministry Secretary, Finance Ministry Secretary P.B. Jayasundera, the Attorney General and the National Transport Authority President to appear before the Court on November 1st.
Appeal Court Presiding Judge S. Skandaraja and Judge Malani Gunarathna issued this notice after considering a petition filed by two private bus owners on July 27.
The 2 bus owners, in their petition claimed that the Private Transport Ministry prevented them from increasing bus fares with effect from June 1st.
The Court also summoned a party to this petition, Lanka Private Bus Owners Association President Gemunu Wijerathna before the Court on the same day.
Lanka Private Bus Owners Association President Gemunu Wijerathna described about the petition to our news team.