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UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra said today the Motor Traffic Department was the most corrupt institution in the country and requested for an immediate investigation into it.

Speaking at the committee stage debate of the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, she said the head of the RMV was involved in a huge financial scam through the printing of driving licenses.

She revealed that an agreement had been signed with a South African Company for seven years to print driving licenses but the agreement had not been terminated even after three years of the agreement period had lapsed as the head of the RMV was getting a huge commission.

"The agreement was signed for seven years with the South African Company in 2009. According to the agreement, all equipment of the Company should be handed over to the government after seven years. But no equipment has been handed over to the government as yet even after three years. RMV employees claim that its head was getting a huge commission," she said.

She said Rs.1,700 was charged from a person to issue a driving license and added that the government was only getting Rs. 360 from it while more than Rs. 1300 was going to the South African Company.

She also said the said company undertook a project to introduce online driving license system for 25 districts but it was introduced only for 9 districts.

"The head of the RMV was paying money to this South African Company for all 25 districts," she said.

Ms. Premachandra said a financial scam was happening at the RMV through the contract to issue vehicle number plates as well.

"The agreement signed with German Company UTACH to issue number plates had elapsed two years ago. But the agreement had not been terminated," she said.

UPFA MPs Kumara Welgama and Mahinda Amaraweera also claimed that irregularities were happening at the Motor Traffic Department and requested for investigations. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • N. S. Refuge Monday, 25 March 2019 10:38 PM

    This explains why the service at the motor traffic department was so in efficient when I was there last Friday. I was there from 8:15am - 4:00pm to get my medical for the drivers licence but couldn't get it done and was asked to come another day.

    S.P. Ramkumar Monday, 25 March 2019 10:45 PM

    Yes we can list out corrupted Government departments. 1) RMV - famous for open bribe through agents. 2) Sri Lanka coustoms departments - demanding or take revenge on import goods. 3) Immigration and Emigration. Department - Issuing forge passport even change finger porints where computer was made fooled. 4). Registar general department. Issuing birth certificates. 5)RDA - demanding to give permission to built Flats where Government Engineers are involving to get bribe otherwise taking very long time to give permission. 6) Petroleum corporation taking large sum of bribe to give petrol station. 7.) Bribe free only Government Doctors' services. Doctors are next to Gods.

    Sisili Bisili Monday, 25 March 2019 10:54 PM

    No. The government is the most corrupted institution. Then comes RMV.

    Wimal Monday, 25 March 2019 11:26 PM

    Mahinda Rajapakse and Gemini Senarath were theculpriits who started this racket in 2004

    Dee Monday, 25 March 2019 11:27 PM

    True that !

    kondaya77 Monday, 25 March 2019 11:53 PM

    The prime Minister will "soon" look into it.

    Jude Tuesday, 26 March 2019 03:28 AM

    Hey Even the Crows crapping on the cars at RMV, knows that the place is den of Crooks!!!

    Gontham Tuesday, 26 March 2019 03:30 AM

    Today - 9 dies for day due to accident - in another 24 hrs time 9 Sri Lankan is going to die on the road on the road. Why ? who is responsible ? - it can be a world record . No basic brain or education for thoese drivers who drive the vechial - Are we ready to hand over buses and cars that can kill in 100 within 5 minitues time ? . increasing penatly only make policmen rich

    Thanga Tuesday, 26 March 2019 05:07 AM

    From day one the RMV department is a corrupt institution where everyone from the Commissioner to the peon. There are lots and lots of middlemen hovering around the office to collect the bribes.

    DillonDP Tuesday, 26 March 2019 06:01 AM

    Ha ha this is similar to the statement ranjan made few Weeks ago that some minister take drugs

    sunil vijaya Tuesday, 26 March 2019 06:51 AM

    bag in the person - arrest him/her without trial. forget this corrupt judicial system - you cant depend or have any confidence in the judiciary, let alone the RMV! thanks hirunika - someone had the guts to expose this finally. force the transport minister to resign too.


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