Prez wants electronic payment system for fines

28 November 2018 12:02 pm - 27     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the authorities to look into the possibility of introducing paying the fines for minor crimes including traffic offences through an Electronic Payment System.

The President instructed them to implement a speedy procedure with stringent rules to control crimes, drug smuggling and the underworld activities introducing necessary legal reforms.

He told them to examine the possibility of implementing a proper method while removing the existing outdated methods.

Following a special meeting at the President’s Secretariat special attention was drawn regarding minimizing road accidents.

“Even though the Department of Motor Traffic introduced a ‘Point Based System’ for drivers in 2009 with the aim of minimizing road accidents due to the technical problems, it has not been successful,” the President noted.

He scrutinized the progress of legal reforms in relation to the special procedure implemented with the assistance of the Tri- Forces on drug raids and instructed the Legal Draftsman’s Department to complete the task within the next two weeks. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

  Comments - 27

  • Unchikun Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:16 PM

    Not rocket science, not a job or vision for a president of a country. I see %, the magic symbol of Sri Lanka.

    Perumal Sunday, 02 December 2018 08:41 AM

    And I think he will prefer electric chair to hangman's noose

    Veda mama Monday, 10 December 2018 04:10 PM

    Forgive him that he does not know what he is talking about.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:21 PM

    All these years the fellow was sleeping, now after bcoming damaging the country he wants to bcom popular with the people and trying best to implement catchy issues.

    BUSHEL Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:24 PM


    ConcernedCitizens Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:29 PM

    Electronic fines is all what was needed. Before you leave, do this, one good for the nation.

    Wise Donkey Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:29 PM

    Ideas coming in installments....................let's see what is for tomorrow?

    sarath Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:45 PM

    Good move! this system almost very country including Africa.

    sachith Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:50 PM

    If this is given to ICTA, they will deploy a worst one than ongoing paper based system for millions of rupees. One of this biggest white-elephant in sri lanka.

    ANTON Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:55 PM


    Vernon Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12:59 PM

    Aiyo you will be making the entire traffic police to be against you, although we welcome it

    ANTON Wednesday, 28 November 2018 01:08 PM


    Be Fair Wednesday, 28 November 2018 01:25 PM

    Ancient thought, we have world class IT Solution Providers who can just implement a system. We cant do it ne, why? "santhosam" is wanted

    Safeek Wednesday, 28 November 2018 01:33 PM

    Can you Please propose any rules for Spitting on the Road and Public Places. Especially the Population of Beetle Chewers has increased tremendously. They indiscriminately spitting on the road. when the Traffic stopped at Traffic signals oh God the bus Divers and Three wheeler Drives Pouring spit through their windows. Anyone can Simply note how the area near Traffic Signals disgusting to see. Please try to stop Selling, Chewing, Spiting Beetle at least within CMC Limits. this is a simple action that will bring a cleaner Colombo.

    srilankan Wednesday, 28 November 2018 01:36 PM

    good idea!!

    Stunned Citizen Wednesday, 28 November 2018 01:48 PM

    Well before you go implementing systems...makes sure the people have a democratically elected government in place.

    Sun Wednesday, 28 November 2018 01:53 PM

    Firstly an electronic fines machine should be installed in parliment and places where cabinet meetings are held

    Laminate Wednesday, 28 November 2018 02:03 PM

    Very important, Siri?

    Nimal Wednesday, 28 November 2018 02:26 PM

    We want fines for your MPs damages. Is this your biggest worry farmer?

    najeeb Wednesday, 28 November 2018 02:19 PM

    This is not President's job. Leave it to the concerned ministry to handle it.

    REEZ Wednesday, 28 November 2018 02:27 PM

    Especially U Turns must be fined heavily..... Some people take U turns when they see hopper boutiques.

    Karu Wednesday, 28 November 2018 02:30 PM

    Physical payment without a receipt is the prefered more in most instances. They are quick and come with a discount

    Karmanie Wednesday, 28 November 2018 02:30 PM

    The nations joker, lets see in tow weeks everything in order

    Kevin John Wednesday, 28 November 2018 02:31 PM

    We want that you need to resign

    Manoj Wednesday, 28 November 2018 02:59 PM

    Well, even in London there's no electronic payments systems for traffic offences. There are CCTV all over, you get your fine by post for all road rules violations. Generally it's 70 but if you pay within 14 days you get a discount of 50% so it becomes 35, but for serious offenses like speeding, jumping red lights, you may lose points on your licence and even face court charges.This fellow has gone crazy, when there are bigger issues to address.

    Roger54 Wednesday, 28 November 2018 03:16 PM

    Why dont you implement fines fot the ministers who's body guards drivers break all trafic rules. Before you implement a proper study has to be done by experts not jokers. If thats done you can have success but what you and your cabinet does is trial and error method. You jokers woll get your reward one day

    M.O.A.Careem Thursday, 29 November 2018 06:43 PM

    traffic offence in other countries -before the vehicle charge sheet served via cctv to the phone

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