A disagreement between Transport Minister A H M Fowzie and Former Parliamentarian Chandana Kathriarachchi resulted in abruptly ending a meeting at the Kesbewa SLTB Depot yesterday morning after Mr Fowzie walked out midway.
The minister who was inspecting the Piliyandala and Kesbewa Depots to check on the shortcomings had disagreed with Mr Kathriarachchi for making a political speech at a meeting held after the inspection.
?I told him that this was no time to speak politics as I had come only to see what improvements were needed in the area`s transport service,? said Mr Fowzie.
However, Mr Katriarachchi had ignored the Minister`s comment and continued his political speech resulting in Mr Fowzie walking out.
Earlier in the day the Minister had further disagreements with Mr Kathriarachchi on his suggestions to improve the road leading to the Piliyandala depot in order to prevent the existing traffic jams. Mr Kathriarachchi had his own plan of constructing a fly-over which he said would suit the area more.
In reply Mr Fowzie had said that it would take at least 10 to 15 years to complete such a bridge and that the public in Piliyandala could not afford to wait so long.