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Ravi proposes mechanism to register all elevators

7 February 2019 09:23 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Minister Ravi Karunanayake said a mechanism to regulate all the elevators, which are being operated, would be introduced shortly and that a cabinet paper would be presented next week in this regard.

He told parliament that there were 25,800 elevators being used in Sri Lanka but none of them had been registered.

"We will introduce a mechanism so that all these elevators should be registered annually. A copy of the certification should be displayed on the elevator. We will present a cabinet paper in this regard next week," he said.

He said an individual was killed due to an incident involving an elevator at Nawam Mawatha a few weeks ago and added that the President and the Prime Minister made recommendations after the incident that a mechanism should be initiated so that there is someone to take responsibility on incidents involving elevators.

He made this statement following an incident where some MPs got trapped in a Parliament elevator today. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 11

  • Suresh Friday, 08 February 2019 06:36 AM

    Is it genuine initiative? or is it the way to earn some thing by the govenment?

    Ragula Friday, 08 February 2019 06:46 AM

    This is just a basic thing Mr. Ravi Karunanayake please do it or else we don't meet anything close to a developing country.

    Sambo Friday, 08 February 2019 07:30 AM

    There are many more things running in this country un registered with the blessing of politicians. Just because a few ministers got stuck there is no need to make a big fuss about it. It's a general practice to have annual maintenance for any type machinery but not display as said.

    Raman Friday, 08 February 2019 08:50 AM

    Please do install more faulty elevators in Parliament.

    AIA Friday, 08 February 2019 09:41 AM

    Felt the need only after the MP;s got stuck

    Yahiya Friday, 08 February 2019 09:44 AM

    Not limit to calibration of elevators. Consider of Medical lab equipment, Utility meters. Passenger transport buses. Waterboard charging from Rs. 3200/= meter checking. Very unfair. Use new technology for utility meters. It will save lot.

    Unchikun Friday, 08 February 2019 10:13 AM

    Mr. Minister, do not make a fool of yourself Let Patali who is an engineer (batch top) handle it.

    Ruwan Fernando Friday, 08 February 2019 02:09 PM

    So many elevator mishaps have happened including resulting in death. When it happened to you then it warrants a discussion at the highest level?

    Ravi Friday, 08 February 2019 02:12 PM

    Did it ever occur to you to standardize the characters who enter politics?I guess there is not a single out of the 225 who has that much of grey matter.(This will be another method to earn a commissions and lifts will continue to get stuck)

    riyas Friday, 08 February 2019 04:54 PM

    seems we the general public have to make the MPs go thru similar situtations to understand public agonies n bring the required change..

    riyas Friday, 08 February 2019 05:06 PM

    seems we the general public have to make the MPs go thru similar situtations to understand public agonies n bring the required change..

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