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)