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Rs.25,000 fine soon after discussions: IGP

2 January 2017 05:04 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The Rs.25,000 fine imposed for seven traffic offences would be implemented soon after the ongoing discussions are completed, Police Chief Pujith Jayasundara said today.

He said this when he met journalists at a function held at the Police Headquartersto herald the New Year 2017 .

“This fine is aimed at wrongdoers. Innocent and law abiding people will not be affected by the increased amount,” the IGP said.

He said all police personnel should strictly work on these fines and it was only then that road accidents could be minimized like in foreign countries.

“In other countries the rules and regulations are strictly implemented when it comes to traffic offences. We will be able to minimize road accidents if we also strictly implement these fines,” the IGP said.

  Comments - 9

  • k.soysa Tuesday, 03 January 2017 06:03 AM

    Yesterday, between Baddegama and Galle, on the Galle Road we had two careering buses, driven by maniacs nearly smash into our cars. If there was an impact the deaths would have been appalling

    farook Tuesday, 03 January 2017 08:34 PM

    How about Cattle on roads also the main problems are the 3 wheels

    farook Tuesday, 03 January 2017 08:36 PM

    this will help some traffic guys ?????

    Mano Tuesday, 03 January 2017 09:08 PM

    Implement the fines right away without further delay and do not give into private bus operator threats.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 02 January 2017 05:15 PM

    Well done, always keep to principles and do not get swayed by the wrong doers.

    ananda Monday, 02 January 2017 06:12 PM

    Stick to your guns IGP. via DM Android App

    Hipo Monday, 02 January 2017 06:14 PM

    We have to deal with the following unlike foreign countries:Roads in poor condition without proper signs, parked/broken down vehicles on the side of the road, bullock carts and other obstacles, corrupt policeman.

    Coconut Republic Monday, 02 January 2017 06:25 PM

    Also , be noted that the other countries have a strict and tough training's before they issue with the licences.

    New Minister Monday, 02 January 2017 07:24 PM

    oh oh...finally he become over smart like parliament minister


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