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Private Bus Owners Association (PBOA) President Gamunu Wijeratne said today they would fully agree with the initiatives taken to ban the use of mobile phones by Private bus drivers.

“Even now the law is implemented against the drivers who use mobile phones while at the wheel. However, we are agreed with the initiatives taken to implement the law against the errant drivers,” he said.

Transport Minister Kumara Welgama said yesterday that bus drivers would be banned from using mobile phones while driving from today after learning that the bus driver involved in the Banadarawela tragedy, which killed 10 passengers and injured 18, was in the habit of using his mobile phone while at the wheel.(Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Mervin-Soda Thursday, 07 November 2013 04:43 PM

    who will look this passenger. FRist provide security guard who use the phon just behind driver's seat. And pay his salary who talks boldly about this matter

    ANTON Friday, 08 November 2013 12:54 AM

    THIS LAW SOUNDS LIKE " CIGARETTE ATHA GINGARA NATHA"

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 08 November 2013 02:11 AM

    Gamunu you appreciated Ministers good move, it sounds well. Thank you.

    Crazy Coot Friday, 08 November 2013 03:01 AM

    They should have had the common sense to enforce it.

    microchris Friday, 08 November 2013 12:00 AM

    PBOA, what are you doing about the abuses the passengers are put through daily by your private bus crews? via DM Android App

    nalerr Friday, 08 November 2013 12:00 AM

    But our police patrols are only keen on individual car drivers why?

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 08 November 2013 01:17 PM

    Yes Gamunu, say good for good deeds and bad for bad deeds, try to co-operate with the Government and do something good for the nation..

    Joe Saturday, 09 November 2013 02:12 AM

    Heavy penalties should be imposed on bus drivers state or private sector who use mobile phones while driving and license cancelled for a longer period.


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