Sun, 16 May 2021 Today's Paper

Govt. to declare Nov. 21 as national road safety week every year

4 May 2021 11:19 am - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Cabinet approval granted to declare a national week on road safety with effect from November 21, 2021, and continue to observe this period in November every year beginning from this year, Co-Cabinet spokesman Udaya Gammanpila said.

Addressing the weekly cabinet briefing, he said the declaration of road safety week to draw the special attention of the society in order to minimize road accidents.

"A total number of 2,023 fatal accidents were witnessed last year, in which 2,114 people had died. Motorcycles have contributed to 963 such fatalities and 987 deaths had been reported. Yearly, around 500 deaths were caused by three-wheelers and lorries," the Minister said.

He also said that approximately 8 to10 lives are lost in a day due to these concurrent road disasters and most of the victims were males. 

As a result of these accidents, their dependents become helpless and there is an increasing trend every year.

Therefore, considering the above facts, the National Council on Road Safety has paid its attention to implementing a road safety week on November 21 each year, the Minister added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 1

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • Anna Tuesday, 04 May 2021 11:40 AM

    which means? is this the solution for road accidents that kill more people than Corona? more holidays?


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Between an Ego fearful of failure and an impending human catastrophe

For some reason, we thought that we were immune from the Coronavirus. We thou

Indian Covid-19 variant added to WHO’s variants of concern : Prof. Neelika Malavige

Globally new cases of Covid are falling, after an all-time peak through March

MeGha Primal Intake: A mega scam by few govt doctors ?

Days after the Dhammika Paniya was rejected as a cure against COVID-19, news

DMK Chief M. K. Stalin Becomes Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

“Stalin Thaan Varraaru, Namakku Vidivu Tharraaru” (Stalin is only coming

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.