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The Police Department has advised motorist to desist from fixing any other lights above the headlights of vehicles and warned that legal action would be taken against those who violated the law.

“We will remove such lights and in case we find it difficult to do so, the motorists will be given a day’s time to do so and to show us that it has been. Defaulter will be taken to Courts,” Traffic DIG Amarasiri Senaratne said.

He said only ambulances and police vehicles would be allowed to use such lights and those who wished to have such lights on their vehicles would need prior approval from the Defence Ministry.

The DIG said motorists should not to cover windscreens of vehicles.

The decision was taken after receiving several reports that many vehicles were using flashing coloured lights on the windscreens. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Dee Wednesday, 04 June 2014 05:47 AM

    Useless move. All will have nessesary approval. All talk only. Lets see how far the police will go?

    Malin Thursday, 05 June 2014 08:57 PM

    Now they flash headlights and escorted from behind by a police motor cycle. Are they the privileged ones. via DM Android App

    General Public Wednesday, 04 June 2014 10:26 PM

    In simple terms tell the new red

    gona Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:02 PM

    Who else other than politicos. Will they have guts to confront them as next time they will be murdered. Who is going to confront these thugs via DM iPad app

    POL ROTI Wednesday, 04 June 2014 02:56 PM

    GOOD MOVE..

    Narmi Wednesday, 04 June 2014 02:21 PM

    Good move via DM Android App

    Fernando Wednesday, 04 June 2014 02:15 PM

    Good decision. There was a time when every Tom Dick and Harry used to put up a VIP or VVIP sign on their windscreens and fly through our roads without the slightest care for the public or even the traffic Signals. Once that was disallowed they started this flashing lights menace. I have seen some guys even putting their arms out and stopping the other motorists on their way. via DM iPad app

    Mutta Wednesday, 04 June 2014 07:48 AM

    At the rate the things are happening, do not get surprised if somebody get a Traffic light fixed to the vehicle !!!

    Sri Wednesday, 04 June 2014 07:01 AM

    Oh so no more KNIGHT RIDERS eh? LOL

    Sri Wednesday, 04 June 2014 07:00 AM

    Oh so no more KNIGHT RIDERS lol

    Dee Wednesday, 04 June 2014 06:54 AM

    [quote name="wasantha perera"]What is the law for politicians vehicles to have the red/blue light on the windscreen,Who passed this law?can we all have these lights or is it for political vehicles only?[/quote]
    Just check who got them down and where it was issued? you will find your answer!

    wasantha perera Wednesday, 04 June 2014 06:22 AM

    What is the law for politicians vehicles to have the red/blue light on the windscreen,Who passed this law?can we all have these lights or is it for political vehicles only?

    Pathi Wednesday, 04 June 2014 06:00 AM

    Stop using of mercury lights, it is very distrubing to other vehicles.

    steave Wednesday, 04 June 2014 05:48 AM

    wonder of asia.lesson learn from top. via DM Android App

    Roy Wednesday, 04 June 2014 05:38 AM

    I agree. Only the POLITIC CO. use these lights. Some blind three wheel drivers and car drivers use Hi power spot lights.

    Ajith Wednesday, 04 June 2014 10:28 AM

    Thank you Only country where every tom is a big shot with flashing lights

    Amschel Wednesday, 04 June 2014 04:25 AM

    An what happen if a police constable stops a vehicle to remove one of these lights. The passenger in the back shouting in filth an threaten his life. A few days later he is assaulted or shot and his vehicle burnt. The IGP will then start a investigation against the constable and find him guilty. Finally he will loose the job. Thats what happens right now. Don't expect any valuable service from the police, they are scared. Only bootlickers will survive in the police.

    Prasanna Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:23 AM

    99.9% used by Politicians and connected motorists and not general public. Police got to sort it at that level. Yet, it looks awkward since the clause "with Prior Approval" means same 99.9% will be covered.

    The God Father Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:18 AM

    I have come across few morons like that and was about to make a police complain, Good move.

    Gayan Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:12 AM

    Well that took the police a while to discover!

    Puffy Wednesday, 04 June 2014 02:51 AM

    I challenge the cops to remove at least one such light from a vehicle.... most of these lights are used by provincial council members and political goons....

    aja Wednesday, 04 June 2014 02:37 AM

    Please tell the ministers back up vehicles no us .

    Sanje Wednesday, 04 June 2014 02:22 AM

    Good move, Have seen majority of PB numbers and PS fever bugs using g these lights

    Public Wednesday, 04 June 2014 01:58 AM

    Should stop using of mercury lights. Even some 3-wheelers use

    Fiq Wednesday, 04 June 2014 06:14 AM

    Our people have a fetish for improvising anything which is otherwise perfect. via DM Android App


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