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The Public Security Ministry has decided to purchase modern types of equipment that are being used globally to spot drivers who drive vehicles after consuming or puffing drugs, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

He said this at a special meeting held recently at the Ministry in order to discuss the issues and operations concerning the drivers who drive the vehicles after having taken drugs.

Minister Weerasekera graced the meeting and all stakeholders, namely the Chairman of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board, representatives of the National Transport Commission, Public Security Ministry and senior traffic police officers attended the meeting.

Discussions were focused on conducting special operations across the country in order to apprehend the drunk and drug-addict drivers. 

"If a person is found guilty of drunk driving or driving after taking drugs, he could be fined Rs.25,000 by the court. In addition, the court could enforce imprisonment. 

Moreover, the court could cancel or suspend the driving licence of that particular person," DIG Rohana said. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

 

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  • Leo Thursday, 22 April 2021 10:00 AM

    Sri Lankan style. Let the drug trafficking MP's swell up, and the users lock up.

    Cycle man Thursday, 22 April 2021 10:07 AM

    Implement as soon as possible.

    Joshua Thursday, 22 April 2021 10:49 AM

    So there would be shortage of bus drivers?

    Samson Thursday, 22 April 2021 12:00 PM

    Implement early, we will have no bus drivers.

    Selva Thursday, 22 April 2021 03:54 PM

    Modern gadgets to spot corruption.

    Kumar Thursday, 22 April 2021 09:17 PM

    There are a lot of DUI drivers in California. I have never heard of any special gadget that can spot drivers under the influence other than the eyes of a policeman. Is this new gismo something that Sri Lanka developed?

    FF Thursday, 22 April 2021 10:53 PM

    OUR NEED OF THE HOUR IS TO CURB THE PANDEMIC. GOVT TAKING OUR ATTENTION TOWARDS DRUGS NOW. HEALTH MINISTRY AND THEIR EXPERTS HAVE FAILED TO ADDRESS THE SITUATION


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