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By Gandhya Senanayake

Surveillance cameras which were setup covering the Colombo City will be operational from December 21st, police spokesman SP Prishantha Jayakody told Daily Mirror online  
The cameras will be utilized to observe traffic blocks and emergency situations in Colombo while assisting the police and other law enforcement agencies to identify offenders who commit crimes.

Earlier it was reported that a delegation which includes some senior police officers had gone to Singapore to study the use of the security cameras.

The Surveillance cameras will be declared operational by the Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the 21st of December. (Daily Mirror online)

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  Comments - 44

  • ampare son Friday, 17 December 2010 03:48 PM

    thats good. keep colombo city safe.

    Faqi Friday, 17 December 2010 04:16 PM

    "Big Brother" keeping an eye on everyone!

    Mirza Uwais Friday, 17 December 2010 04:34 PM

    Honda veduk. appriciated.

    nagu Friday, 17 December 2010 04:59 PM

    Good job...This will help to reduce serious robberies and there will be no hit & run accidents....

    Kari Friday, 17 December 2010 05:05 PM

    This is to identify people who are engaged in various anti-government protest campaigns an send them to jail (SB theory!).

    sam Friday, 17 December 2010 05:12 PM

    Sri Lankan Surveillance cameras will be programmed in such a way that it will "shut down" or "Turn a blind eye" just like the security froces at the check points are programmed!!!

    Amorous Friday, 17 December 2010 06:07 PM

    No more cuddling and exchange of intimate affection to each other! I think we need them at the beaches too.

    anura Friday, 17 December 2010 06:14 PM

    this is very sensitive issue since privacy involvolved
    but who cares.... what ever angry GR likes...can be done

    Eminem Friday, 17 December 2010 07:37 PM

    Goodbye Privacy!!!!!

    zackz Friday, 17 December 2010 07:46 PM

    first look at the severe state of the roads in sri lanka ...
    at least roughly 70% of srilankan roads are severely damaged and have got death holes in it

    Acord Friday, 17 December 2010 09:10 PM

    if they put da cameras in each ministers house n their bank lockers.....imagine

    Gamini Friday, 17 December 2010 11:57 PM

    Could anyone guess how many security cameras are installed in London city for those who have a negative opinion on this matter ?

    Sumal Saturday, 18 December 2010 12:01 AM

    It will be a good work if they can punish errant drivers who cause much of problems in Colombo.

    Ranjith Saturday, 18 December 2010 12:58 AM

    Are they going to watch police fellows take bribe's on roads?

    foreign medical stud Saturday, 18 December 2010 01:04 AM

    lolzz... privacy...r u mad...dis is nothing ...come to our university , I ll show u 10 cameras in each floor in our dormitory ...

    PJay Saturday, 18 December 2010 02:00 AM

    You are a petty minded person. Come out of the frog hole you are living and look at the wider world.

    PJay Saturday, 18 December 2010 02:02 AM

    Anura, do not engage in your private business at public places. Then you have nothing to worry.

    Ceylonese Saturday, 18 December 2010 03:14 AM

    Cameras will be operational untill breaking down. That's it.. Because no one will be appointed to look after and maintenance. This is Srl Lanka.

    Senator Saturday, 18 December 2010 03:30 AM

    Prostitutes in Maradana will no longer be able to do their clandestine activities!

    The Undertaker Saturday, 18 December 2010 03:47 AM


    Sandun Saturday, 18 December 2010 04:32 AM

    Threat to democracy. Our democracy is deteriorating or make it deteriorate by the authority.

    Konde bendapu china Friday, 17 December 2010 11:23 AM

    GR you are the man,keep up work good work,

    manel Saturday, 18 December 2010 05:32 AM

    Its the normal procedure. Install hardware and claim money for first phase. Next phase is to find out how to operate cameras.

    local boy Friday, 17 December 2010 11:41 AM

    this is good move. however, road and drainage system MUST be upgraded immediately . Oh what about reducing essential food prices?

    KD Friday, 17 December 2010 11:50 AM

    This is to prevent opposition poster campaigns during the election period.

    Cynic Friday, 17 December 2010 11:53 AM

    Small brother is watching.

    DHA Friday, 17 December 2010 11:57 AM

    ...Well said......

    Mel Friday, 17 December 2010 12:11 PM

    Country is doing well in the defence sector. Wish the same could be said about other sectors as well.

    colombo Friday, 17 December 2010 12:41 PM

    very good job

    Comman Man Saturday, 18 December 2010 07:20 AM

    Good move though it's very late, but, better late than never.

    SANJAYA Friday, 17 December 2010 01:03 PM

    not yet operational???? these cameras were installed long time ago.I wonder why it took such a long time to actually operate.

    Sammy Friday, 17 December 2010 01:06 PM

    Despotic leaders need spy cameras to make them feel secure. I have experienced this even in the office where I worked.

    mohamed Iqbal Friday, 17 December 2010 01:28 PM

    Sir can u keep cameras to see whats happening on live at our beloved ministers houses and their offices to brought the corruption to republic

    mohamed Iqbal Friday, 17 December 2010 01:30 PM

    these kind of cameras should be fixed in election counting centers and result publishing centers. Then public will know the truth...Why now its going to be implemented

    Lakmikanth Friday, 17 December 2010 01:27 PM

    Very good indeed, pl. follow it up without any political interference.

    Dr.No Friday, 17 December 2010 01:32 PM

    Will it be able to monitor the white vans? Read Wikileaks!

    Mahi Friday, 17 December 2010 01:50 PM

    You are a typical Sri Lankan.

    Ari Friday, 17 December 2010 02:15 PM

    Let us hope that this move will contribute in some measure to lower the incidence of road indiscipline.

    I Hussein Friday, 17 December 2010 02:19 PM

    This is good though its a bit late.
    Might as well make plans to safe guard the cameras from thieves.
    If these cams are stolen it will very embarassing for the police.

    micky Saturday, 18 December 2010 08:27 AM

    What are the private things u r doing on the road :D

    tiger Friday, 17 December 2010 02:52 PM


    GNC Saturday, 18 December 2010 08:43 AM

    what were you planning on doing at busy intersections?

    oyage podi guru Friday, 17 December 2010 03:10 PM

    Are these cameras going to catch errant bus drivers as they whip in and out of traffic, slam on the brakes, knocking people down, and hear the constant "horning" that comes from the buses?

    Yehiya-Doha Friday, 17 December 2010 03:09 PM

    PJ is most unpopular state media person.

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