Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has agreed to temporarily suspend for private passenger buses, the emission test fee increased to Rs.5000 through the budget, according to the Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA).

LPBOA President Gemunu Wijeratne confirmed the move and said the decision was taken after their representatives met with the Finance Minister for a discussion on Thursday evening.

He said Minister Karunanayake would likely make a statement in Parliament soon on the matter.