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Surveillance cameras, also known as Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) camera’s that have been setup in Colombo City were activated a short while ago by Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

There are 108 Cameras in 28 locations, covering the entirety of Colombo City have been installed. The cameras are to be monitored by a special unit from the Mounted Police Division building in Fort.
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  • Faqi Thursday, 30 December 2010 03:39 AM

    Camaras have installed in public places, what kind of privacy you are expecting in public place?

    Perera Thursday, 30 December 2010 03:39 AM

    Good Move! Have we got any provision in traffic act to use CCTV cameras to punish drivers and pedestrians who break the law?

    Faqi Thursday, 30 December 2010 04:00 AM

    Can you prove it scientifically? Just compare Your brain and Computer; Randomly created (as Atheism) brain superior then well planed computer. is it possible? if you not believe no problem let others to believe.

    Fayad Thursday, 30 December 2010 04:01 AM

    Now you have to deploy more police personal to protect these cameras (Lol)

    Saradial Thursday, 30 December 2010 04:11 AM

    Good job! please make sure those cameras used effectively.

    Cobra Thursday, 30 December 2010 04:15 AM

    The Under world gangsters are not naive as to look at the camera and say 'Hi' but you better not try to hold your girlfriend's hand or steal a kiss in public!!!!!!

    Konde bendapu china Wednesday, 29 December 2010 12:00 PM

    Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.you are the Man,Keep up good work and clean up underworld too.

    Cobra Wednesday, 29 December 2010 12:04 PM

    We are being watched alright but are we being served??????

    sam Wednesday, 29 December 2010 12:18 PM

    Yes you will.. just keep your cool & do your bit

    knight Rider Thursday, 30 December 2010 04:22 AM

    people don't mess around in public that's message !!

    Lakmikanth Wednesday, 29 December 2010 12:24 PM

    Mr.Gotabhaya Rajapksha you have done the work as you said,pl.take another step ahead to prevent police misbehavior .

    wicked Thursday, 30 December 2010 10:08 AM

    Whooppieeee!!!

    TMA Wednesday, 29 December 2010 12:46 PM

    Shhh... we're being watched -_-

    KHKaru Wednesday, 29 December 2010 01:00 PM

    I beg to second it, sir.

    Nihal Wednesday, 29 December 2010 01:08 PM

    Those Ministers also being watched about their bad behavior?

    Ada Wednesday, 29 December 2010 01:33 PM

    I am proud to be a sri lankan. If we need foreigners coming in to the country we need to ensure they have adequate security. That comes trough using technology for the safety of the visitors.

    Karuna Amman Thursday, 30 December 2010 05:43 AM

    Yes... like the current Government who does everything in open

    Karuna Amman Thursday, 30 December 2010 05:45 AM

    yeah... it is a must

    Man B Wednesday, 29 December 2010 02:06 PM

    who is going watch us. god is watching everyone.

    Dharaka Wednesday, 29 December 2010 02:03 PM

    who's going to watch the Ministers who travel with guards disrupting the traffic flow? How can our privacy be assured?

    TPB Wednesday, 29 December 2010 02:00 PM

    Good work. Please apply the law to all.

    malkanthi Thursday, 30 December 2010 06:03 AM

    The best man for sri lankan style operation!

    Gobbaya Wednesday, 29 December 2010 02:32 PM

    those with nothing to hide, have nothing to worry about

    Daniel Wednesday, 29 December 2010 02:33 PM

    What will happen if Hackers Hack in to the System,
    Bu haaaa buhaaaa....

    Somitha Wednesday, 29 December 2010 02:56 PM

    Gotabaya first feed the hungry, clothe the naked and shelter the homeless. Then crimes will be less. Who cares two hoots about the camera or that you got it installed.

    NKRatnam Wednesday, 29 December 2010 03:05 PM

    No more excuses for not being able to track down the "white vans".

    Faqi Wednesday, 29 December 2010 03:49 PM

    All Police vehicles too should be equipped with cameras as is done in advanced countries.

    Cheena Pattas Wednesday, 29 December 2010 03:57 PM

    In Sri Lanka we need to track the police vehicles and they are the ones that break the road rules.

    Delan Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:00 PM

    How on earth can 108 cameras in 28 locations monitor the whole city of Colombo?

    Rajitha Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:16 PM

    come on there's no such thing called god.

    KD Thursday, 30 December 2010 06:59 AM

    This is a good move. can the police monitor the traffic situ & update motorist whether to avoid the said street & take alternative routes? messages can be transmitted through radio stations or even mobile phones via text. have a partnership with the authorities of the radio stations & mobile phone operators. this will help to ease the traffic, save time & fuel.

    Sferdi Tuesday, 04 January 2011 04:54 AM

    These things should have done long long time ago. Sri Lanka is always late...but it's not too late anyway. It must cover every street and area in Colombo like UK. Good work !

    Harfi Wednesday, 29 December 2010 06:16 PM

    President MR, please make sure Ministers behave same way Gothabaya wants us to behave. I can see where the govt is heading - we will be the next Singapore, and that is just what we need. MR, pls ensure cleanup goes all the way beginning from top to bottom, without fear or favour.

    sg Thursday, 30 December 2010 12:38 AM

    A good achivment to keep city silencly active and Keep trafic law to everybody on equal base without any difrencess.

    adare soya Thursday, 30 December 2010 01:48 AM

    Good job. some useless people will see this as negative action. but go ahead with open mind. you will be successful

    sam herath Saturday, 01 January 2011 04:22 PM

    still not corrected.

    ajith Thursday, 30 December 2010 03:01 AM

    Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, please consider having at least a few in Kelaniya area.

    Gobbaya Thursday, 30 December 2010 08:47 AM

    it doesnt say it's monitoring the whole city, it says is COVERS the whole city. obviously there will be gaps

    Latiff Thursday, 30 December 2010 03:13 AM

    Way to go..a hallmark of a modern city. Gota Keep up the Good work.

    premachandra Thursday, 30 December 2010 08:46 AM

    It would have been much better if this has been done without making public. Anyway, this is a very wise thing.


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