​322 drivers arrested during last 48-hour

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A total of 322 drivers had been arrested by police across the country during the 48 hours between 6 am on Saturday and 6 am today (13), for driving under the influence of liquor, Police said.

The Police media unit said that of those arrested for driving while intoxicated, 125 were three-wheeler drivers while 150 were motorcycle uses.

It also said that during last 24 hours ending 6 am today (13) some 142 drivers were arrested by the police for driving under the influence of liquor.

The police had launched the special operation on Saturday (11) covering the entire island and it would go on until the end of the Sinhala and Hindu New Year celebrations.
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  • Mohan Wednesday, 15 April 2015 08:30 AM

    It is good to arrest drivers under the influence of liquor. But that is only little part in implementing road discipline which will avoid fatal accidents. ExamplesPrivate buses driving like crazy during the day, stopping in the middle of the road to pick up and drop passengers.Overtaking on the wrong lane at high speedNot stopping at the zebra crossingOvertaking from the leftBut the police are shamelessly watching on why .Three wheeler drivers the same and worse. Today they are road terrorists causing fatal accidents. The police are just watching. Shame on the police. Most high officers are shameless and spineless not doing there job properly.

    Priyal Niroshan Tuesday, 14 April 2015 03:06 PM

    Well Done SL Police. Good to see arresting drunk-drivers, sad to see people still take risk of drink driving. At least, this action would have saved a bunch of innocent victims (from accidents caused by drunk-drivers).

    Dayawathie Tuesday, 14 April 2015 05:49 PM

    How many people were released because of their high connections ?.

    David Tuesday, 14 April 2015 02:57 AM

    This should continue and enforced all 365 days, and not only for New year period. Zero tolerance policy it should be please.

    Tony Tuesday, 14 April 2015 03:24 AM

    good INCOME for the raalahamis

    parisian Tuesday, 14 April 2015 05:13 AM

    Aurudu 5 license eka athhituwiyayuthumai ,(alcohol ) beela driving kireema barapathalama waradak Europe wala.bagapathwa illasitinawa,,,ahinsaka daruwanta demapiyanuth ;demapiyanta ahinsaka daruwan nathikarana munta ihalama daduwama meyai . api europe wala BEELA DRIVE KARA HASUWUNOTH DADAYA EURO 2000=RS 300000 5 years license eka thahanam karanawa;

    ANTON Tuesday, 14 April 2015 07:31 AM

    THIS LAW REMINDS ME THOMSON AND THOMSON DETECTIVES IN TIN TIN SERIES.

    Lakshman De Silva Tuesday, 14 April 2015 08:16 AM

    I am aSri Lankan and live in Japan. I never consumed alcoholic drinks nor smoked. Arresting and fines do not stop this habit. In Japan if anyone is caught driving after consuming liquor gets his license cancelled for life! This should be done in Sri lanka as drunken drivers cause deaths

    Premalal Tuesday, 14 April 2015 09:37 AM

    Swift justice for the poor who consume ethanol while justice crawls for ethanol dealers.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 14 April 2015 09:50 AM

    Police have done their part - well done !!! , they would have saved lot of people. thanks.

    rw Monday, 13 April 2015 05:01 PM

    at least drivers via DM Android App

    DHA Monday, 13 April 2015 05:05 PM

    I wonder whats the point of closing liquor shops drinkers will always drink and will always find a way out.......

    Percey Tuesday, 14 April 2015 11:30 AM

    The new President who spoke of the costs involved in treating motor accident victims when he was the Minister of Health must extend all necessary support to the Police Dept.to get the number of accidents reduced under a clear Action Plan. Erection of Speed Limit signs all over the Country is essential. Speed limits of some newly done roads can be increased whilst the stretches which has recorded a higher number of accidents could be reduced. Public cooperation should be sought to give information regarding recklas drivers, especially the bus drivers. Large business entities could be requested to join in erecting Speed Limit Boards as part of it or on the reverse cold be used to advertise with necessary permission. If the prsent IGP could achieve tangible result before he retire it could be something praiseworthy as this is bigger menace after terrorisom. Percey

    ANTON Tuesday, 14 April 2015 11:39 AM

    NO LUXURY CAR DRIVERS WERE ARRESTED........

    Martin Tuesday, 14 April 2015 01:42 PM

    Every year same story, same publicity. But hardly any drivers are caught (unless drivers of cars and trucks NEVER drink alcohol).


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