Lane law to be strictly implemented in Colombo

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Police said it would launch a special traffic operation from tomorrow to arrest the drivers who violate lane rules in Colombo and its suburbs.

Director of Police Traffic Division in Colombo, SP Sumith Nissanka told a media briefing today that additional police officers would be deployed to ensure that the law was strictly implemented and that drivers follow the rule.

He said the law will be implemented on the High Level Road, Galle Road, Baseline Road and also on the entry points to Colombo City.

He said violation of the lane rules was the main reason for traffic congestion in Colombo. “ The lane rule law is not a new regulation. It was inducted to the Motor Traffic Act in 1951. We will issued a charge sheet or legal action to be taken for drivers who drive carelessly neglecting the traffic lane law,” he said.

SP Nissanka said the Police Traffic Division and the Colombo Traffic Division are implementing the programme with the direction of Senior DIG Nandana Munasinghe and DIG Kamal Silva.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 14

  • TJ Monday, 12 June 2017 09:13 AM

    The three wheeler are the biggest violators of lane discipline. Some how it doesn't draw the attention of the cops.

    JRDW Monday, 12 June 2017 10:38 AM

    Sri Lanka policy makers and Police are "N.A.T.O" No Action Talk Only

    Pubudi de Silva Monday, 12 June 2017 11:29 AM

    Everyone was all over the road today. I believe there were more violations than usual and the cops....lo and behold did nothing about it !!

    Kaboos Monday, 12 June 2017 11:44 AM

    Good move from the policy makers It should implement strictly and fine the offenders on the spot.

    ACE Monday, 12 June 2017 12:18 PM

    To pass the driving test the driver must know the traffic rules which include the lane laws. It is meaningless for the police to educate them further. The best thing is a to run an awareness campaign on the media and the police to fine every offence so that people learn the lesson the hard way.

    joshua Monday, 12 June 2017 12:25 PM

    I don't understand. All laws and regulations should be strictly enforced . There is no need to be emphasizing it. 3wheelers and motorbikes are number 1 culprits with the buses not far behind.

    Trehan Munasinghe Monday, 12 June 2017 03:36 PM

    It is rather hilarious to most in Sri Lanka that the P O L I C E wake up suddenly one day and decide to "Strictly" enforce the law, the law is there for a reason, enforce it..

    Raf Hansen Monday, 12 June 2017 07:09 AM

    Only Talk No Action. Should be applied to All Citizens.

    Citizen Perera Monday, 12 June 2017 07:51 AM

    Law should be implemented all over the country...not only in Colombo.

    karthi Monday, 12 June 2017 07:52 AM

    Be strict and if implemented properly the traffic jam in Colombo will be reduced siginifacantly.

    Yusuf Monday, 12 June 2017 08:01 AM

    The police must educate what the lane law is all about, at the first place. Most motorist, particularly the three wheel drivers and private bus drivers may not know what exactly it is.

    Mandy Monday, 12 June 2017 08:04 AM

    Laws are to be implemented (full stop). Only in SL some laws are strictly enforced for two weeks and relaxed and inquiries are either impartial or "otherwise". What a paradise.

    suresh Monday, 12 June 2017 08:38 AM

    For how many days this time?

    yahiya Monday, 12 June 2017 08:48 AM

    Today morning police doing good job . cars are too much in the morning hours.Need some speedy solution.


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