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Police launch month-long operation to net traffic violators

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Aftermath the Passara road tragedy that took the lives of 14 passengers and wounded several others on Saturday morning, the police have initiated a month-long operation to nab the drivers who violate traffic regulations.

Police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the operation began since Saturday (20) and stringent action would be taken against those who are driving under the influence of alcohol and recklessly, especially during upcoming festive season.

He said the policemen across the country have been provided with breathalyser devices which are used to measure the alcohol level in blood.

DIG Rohana said the traffic police division holds an additional 65,000  breathalyser units, which can be availed as and when required.

The police have been instructed to charge the passenger bus drivers who are recklessly and dangerously racing against each other.

The spokesman said the drivers should also be more vigilant when they  drive on the railway crossing.

He said the statistics show at least ten deaths are reported everyday  due to road accidents.

The Colombo-bound bus from Lunugala skidded off the road and plunged down a precipice at 13th mile post on the Moneragala-Badulla Road near Passara on Saturday morning.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

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  • Hassanda Sunday, 21 March 2021 11:46 AM

    Mr DIG Please post Honest Traffic Cops to apprehend Speeding and Reckless Bus Drivers in the Early Morning on All Highways and Main Roads Especially Galle Road

    Ranaweera Sunday, 21 March 2021 12:51 PM

    Buses are owned by PC members and some relatives of Police officers. That is why they behave like this.

    Chris Sunday, 21 March 2021 01:19 PM

    As per the video I saw, I think part of the road was closed for some work at the bend. People who closed the road without necessary safeguards should also be held responsible as much as the truck driver

    Uthey Sunday, 21 March 2021 01:34 PM

    Please alert RDB to attend to all precipice and unprotected roads. Watch the video: the lorry turns right at the last moment against a bus which had no room but slide through the unprotected precipice. Utter negligence of RDB. Should have placed warning and speed breaks to slow down trafic. Please stop bullying and harrasing common man with breathalysers and bribe. Was the bus driver drunk!?

    Lal Sunday, 21 March 2021 01:39 PM

    Please check the road construction company no sign board at all in both side. If look at the cctv very closely bud driver,s at fault. Bus driver to be punished at out him behind the jail also advertise in daily wise on newspaper with his photograph.

    Kira Sunday, 21 March 2021 02:03 PM

    Sri Lankan motorists are largely inconsiderate to other motorists and pedestrians. While laws and road rules do exist as usual in this country no one cares. Why? Because they are not implemented by law enforcement. At best they stop double line overtaking drivers and issue fines for double parking, that's about it. No real effort is made to improve the overall conditions of things.


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