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Particular coaching to be given to drivers on street self-discipline


A particular program is to be carried out sooner or later to offer particular coaching to drivers on street self-discipline with the purpose of minimizing the rising variety of street accidents.

This was disclosed on the latest assembly of the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Public Safety, chaired by Minister of Public Safety Dr. Sarath Weerasekera.

The minister said that 1948 lives have been misplaced because of street accidents since January this yr and about 27000 lives have been misplaced over the past 10 years.

Thus, a particular program will likely be carried out by the Sri Lanka Police and affiliated establishments to guard street self-discipline, the Minister stated.

The minister stated {that a} system of spot fines and a system of Driver’s Demerit Level will likely be launched quickly to handle the shortcomings within the fee system.

The Minister stated this when the necessity for a program to keep away from this example was recognized by the Members of Parliament as the dearth of self-discipline of drivers has been recognized as a significant purpose for the rise in street accidents.

Accordingly, a two-week coaching program for inter-provincial bus drivers will likely be launched within the close to future as step one, he stated. Practically 17,000 inter-provincial bus drivers are at present employed and the Minister of State emphasised the significance of sustaining their self-discipline within the face of frequent bus accidents.

The committee additionally drew the eye of the committee to the necessity to present correct allowances and salaries to the officers of the Sri Lanka Police who carry out their duties beneath very tough circumstances with none commerce union motion or protest.

The Minister stated that 15,700 police personnel had been contaminated and 44 had died throughout the earlier COVID state of affairs and thanked the Members of Parliament for elevating the difficulty of accelerating the salaries and allowances of cops working amidst varied difficulties.

The necessity for the police to behave extra responsibly in reporting against the law via the media was additionally mentioned at size. The Minister instructed the IGP to take motion as it’s problematic for the police to make statements to media to impede courtroom proceedings.

Committee members Akila Ellawala, Premitha Bandara Tennakoon, Jagath Pushpakumara, Shantha Bandara, Chandima Weerakkody, Ajith Rajapakse, Madhura Withanage, Gunathilaka Rajapaksha, Muditha Prishanthi, Manjula Dissanayake, Udayana C. Kirindigoda, Diana Gamage, Anupa Pasqual, (Main) Sudarshana Denipitiya, IGP C. D. Wickramaratne and a gaggle of senior cops have been additionally current on the event.



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