Bus Owners Associations have decided to call off the strike that were scheduled to launch from midnight, today. After a discussion with Deputy Minister Ashok Abeysinghe the Bus Owners opted to give up their action. The minimum bus fare will be raised to 12 rupees as per the discussion between the bus owners associations and the government authorities. The cabinet decided to increase bus fare by 6.56 percent, previously. However, several Bus Associations opposed the revision of bus fare and threatened to launch a strike.