Police to take legal action against buses without road permits

Police to take legal action against buses without road permits

Police to take legal action against buses without road permits

Written by Staff Writer

14 Jan, 2014 | 7:13 am

The police Headquarters say that legal action will be taken against buses that operate without road permits.

Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana stated that this programme will be carried out under the supervision of a deputy inspector general of motor traffic.

Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said: “By the orders of the deputy inspector general of motor traffic we have informed all police stations to enact the law of not allowing buses to operate without road permits.”

According to current reports that we have been receiving,  a number of buses have been operating without road permits, but we are taking legal measures against such persons. Furthermore,  we have taken measures to produce drivers who violate the law, before courts where a fine will be imposed.”

The Sri Lanka Transport Board says that around 100 buses are currently operating without permits. The Chairman of SLTB said that after this revelation a number of threats have been levelled against him.

Chairman of  SLTB Roshan Gunwardena said, ” I have been getting threats through phone calls and messages sent by various persons,asking me leave my post. This is unusual. But as I have been appointed by the government,  it is our responsibility to carry out these laws.”

“Just because we receive threats does not mean that we will stop. We will continue. we have requested the police to provide us security but no response was given to that as yet.”

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