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Police are to strictly implement the law against those driving under the influence of liquor throughout the day with effect from today due to the increase in accidents involved in drunken drivers, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.
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  • Norwegian Tuesday, 11 September 2012 01:52 AM

    He he,, 2000 Rupies and you are of the hook,, Fore so many times,,SL is just a beggears country,,

    RuwanL Monday, 10 September 2012 11:10 AM

    The way the 138 and the 176 bus drivers drive they look as if they are drunk all the time! The police should first discipline the bus drivers!

    NANO NONA Tuesday, 11 September 2012 02:17 AM

    do they ever check '' tinted Defenders & Prados " if they are driving drunk ????

    Incredulous Tuesday, 11 September 2012 02:06 AM

    Yes, indeed, I too wonder about all of those issues.

    Nikang Tuesday, 11 September 2012 02:29 AM

    If it is illegal to drink and drive why do bars have paking lots ??

    Kautilya Monday, 10 September 2012 06:13 AM

    For how long the police has been singing this song. It is only for few days.

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    Spartacus Monday, 10 September 2012 06:41 AM

    Hear this type of statement often. All talk and no action.

    Nodrog Monday, 10 September 2012 06:43 AM

    That's good but will you nab the private bus drivers also? Soon as you do they will strike then this operation also will cease.

    Wishful Citizen Monday, 10 September 2012 06:48 AM

    I respect the decision taken... But when there are outright corrupt acts, murders, rapes taking place, where is the law then.. Why are they ignoring the elephant in the room !!!

    Laminate Monday, 10 September 2012 06:40 AM

    Say "NO" to two or three months ban, Licence should be cancel...

    Sim Monday, 10 September 2012 06:55 AM

    Why do they have to strictly implement? Just follow the law to the letter irrespective of the status of the people. Better late than never.

    JAPANEE Tuesday, 11 September 2012 12:05 PM

    Hay Loyal Police Officers why dont you catch your one and only Hero from Kelaniya instead of this wasting raid you guys are feeding to Mervyn & baby Police is the Worst ever government institute in Sri Lanka Sri Lankan People dont even give a drop of Water while there in the Death Row I hate these F..... Police Dogs They know only how to catch Innocent people they sense innocent people when they stop in the Road side

    Spartacus Monday, 10 September 2012 06:59 AM

    There she blows again and again.

    farook Monday, 10 September 2012 07:07 AM

    So drunken driving was allowed for a select few all these days.
    I see a lot of people driving without their seat belts. The law should be applied in full to all and sundry.

    Just Another Citizen Monday, 10 September 2012 06:57 AM

    Same song different day. What happened to fining people for jaywalking, maximum number of people in three wheelers, vehicle tints, school vans having to be in certain colours & drivers uniforms?

    Lalindra Monday, 10 September 2012 07:18 AM

    So all these days the police were enforcing the rule halfheartedly and not strictly?

    Jeevan Monday, 10 September 2012 06:58 AM

    Not "to act", but "to act tough"

    Modawansa Monday, 10 September 2012 07:26 AM

    First take sturn action against the private bus drivers who are dirving like meniacs without keeping a blind eye.

    Achari Monday, 10 September 2012 07:35 AM

    More they sing their pockets get filled.

    indimurray Monday, 10 September 2012 07:36 AM

    What about Malaka Silva.

    Mohamed Monday, 10 September 2012 07:46 AM

    Police can earn more..specially traffic police...

    kingasanga Monday, 10 September 2012 07:42 AM

    see, at least now police understand importance of LAW.

    Phantom Monday, 10 September 2012 07:41 AM

    Maybe the police can start by taking action against the out of control ministerial offspring that are terrorizing the country by taking the law into their hands..

    Phantom Monday, 10 September 2012 07:41 AM

    Maybe the police can start by taking action against the out of control ministerial offspring that are terrorizing the country by taking the law into their hands..

    ceylon Monday, 10 September 2012 06:24 PM

    All these laws apply to certain Sri Lankans only.

    Asaranakolla Monday, 10 September 2012 09:00 AM

    ahhh... what happend to seat belt rule, many culprits driving front of policmen without putting seat belt, why want you'll catching them?

    Channa M. Monday, 10 September 2012 06:28 PM

    However serious this may, today i heard devastating news that my cousin sister and her daughter was killed by a drunk driver in Ja-Ela, Sri-Lanka. Both my cousin and her daughter had been crossing the road when a bus returning from a garage knocked both of them down. The driver & the conductor both had been drunk. The conductor had been at the wheel at the time of the accident. Unfortunately another vehicle passing by had run over the daughters head which had killed her instantly. The mother had been taken to Ragama Hospital where she had succumbed to her injuries later due to severe internal bleeding. Today I also saw on Lanka page about penalties & jail sentences that will be imposed for DUI in Sri-Lanka. But whats the point these irresponsible individuals will still create mayhem paying to get drunk and then to commit murder. I hope soon there will be some strict guidelines brought not just a temporary jail sentence and penalty. May their souls rest in Peace!

    sonia Monday, 10 September 2012 09:21 AM

    Police should have checked the drunk driver such as SLTB bus drivers, and three wheeler drivers and all drivers not only Colombo, outstations too.

    Puswedilla Monday, 10 September 2012 08:59 PM

    What about all the crazy politicians security vehicles will they be allowed to continue to drive like maniacs waving all regular citizens out of the way like flies...

    willows Monday, 10 September 2012 10:05 AM

    check the private buses after 10 am, without their pick up shot they cannot do the mad driving???

    MohamedSinhalaya Monday, 10 September 2012 10:16 AM

    will you check only small vehicles or will you be checking the 4WD's that travel with loud horns tooting...


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