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A total of 10,147 drivers had been fined island-wide for traffic violations during the last 24 hours ended from 6am today, police said.

Accordingly, 233 drivers were nabbed for drunk driving while another 58 fined for careless driving.

A total of 4,475 were fined for road rule violations and another 892 drivers were fined for not having valid registration licences. 

Police said that 385 motorists were fined for speeding while 4,104 incidents of other traffic violations were reported during the period.

A total of 233 road accidents were also reported during the last 24-hour while most of them were caused by drunk drivers.

Speaking to Daily Mirror, Colombo Traffic Police Division SP Indika Hapugoda said that a total of 525 drivers were issued spot fines for traffic violations within the Colombo City limits during the period. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 17

  • Donovan Friday, 13 April 2018 08:28 PM

    In SL all drivers must again go through rigorous driving examination. Fine should be very hectic. Road discipline should be tightly impised.

    Jagath Leanage Friday, 13 April 2018 09:22 PM

    Government is trying to find money which lost from bond scam .

    WalUura Saturday, 14 April 2018 05:29 AM

    What an idiotic comment! There is no discipline on our roads whatsoever. These moronic drivers have got to be fined heavily to stop the mass murder that happens on our roads.

    Dee Saturday, 14 April 2018 09:34 AM

    If the govt has to recover what was lost in the 'scams' of your MaRa regime, a fine for wrong parking will be 100,000/-

    Kumar Friday, 13 April 2018 10:14 PM

    Police involvement in almost every aspect of human activity is a West European idea that spread to all corners of the world through West European Invasion and Occupation of brown,yellow,and black countries. It is seventy years now since we liberated ourselves from 400 long years of Western subjugation as second class citizens in our own country. Isn’t high time we begin to put our own ideas to replace what was imposed on us. To start with,how about creating a land and maritime traffic agency independent from the police to exclusively handle all traffic in Sri Lanka. Among the many benefits it would curb the power of the police and reduce police corruption which has become endemic in all roads in Sri Lanka.

    Srilankan Saturday, 14 April 2018 07:06 AM

    If the Eoropeans didnt rule us, where would the Bandas be now? probably jumping from trees to trees.

    Sriwardane,Lawyer Saturday, 14 April 2018 12:02 PM

    Kumar has made an interesting suggestion but the comment by the Srilankan is a disgrace.

    sigiriya Friday, 13 April 2018 10:36 PM


    Wijey Friday, 13 April 2018 11:28 PM

    In the mean time,just imagine how many drivers would not have been fined or less fined but had to pay the police bribe on demand.

    sameer Friday, 13 April 2018 11:46 PM

    Avurudu collections as usual......first teach the traffic police road rules half to half will be false method of making money in for the ministers salaries n benefits...Happy New Year Sri Lanka....

    Jaliya Saturday, 14 April 2018 01:59 AM

    Many cops I know understand the road rules and correct traffic ordinances ... only issue is they are too relaxed and won't fully enforce it. Those who thinks that the cops issue false violations need to learn how to abide by the traffic laws.

    cham Saturday, 14 April 2018 10:46 AM

    I have been driving in Sri Lanka for more than 10 years. I was stopped only twice and both times I committed a traffic violation. Both times I admitted my fault and police officers did not ask for a bribe. Once they even let me go only with a warning. In my experience I was never stopped by police for something I did not do. When we look at Sri Lankan roads it is the drivers who drive recklessly and endanger lives of people rather than police stopping us for false violations.

    Pararajasingham Saturday, 14 April 2018 11:16 AM

    Jaliya And Cham,you both seem to be so “honest” with your comments, I can predict that if you both join the Police then both of you would soon become very rich.

    Cham Saturday, 14 April 2018 04:50 PM

    Pararajasingham, Do u think traffic police officers are rich?

    Arnold Saturday, 14 April 2018 09:12 AM

    Traffic police people might become the richest people in Sri Lanka

    Bala Saturday, 14 April 2018 11:15 AM

    Takes two to tango. So remember every bribe is offer and acceptance. If drivers refuse to pay and suffer the punishment, no bribe involved.

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 14 April 2018 10:35 AM

    Every drunken, careless and speeding driver is a potential killer. The government sleeps and means penalties between 500 and 25,000 Rs. are sufficient. In this country where barbarians romp around on the roads, only the toughest fines and jail sentences, including long time driver's license withdrawals, helps.

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