Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka to introduce new speed limits on roads
Fri, Jan 25, 2013, 10:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka parliament today approved laws for imposing speed limits on island wide roads.

All the parliamentarians of the government and opposition have approved the order presented on speed limits for driving.

The speed limits will be imposed on A-Class roads, AB-Class roads and in urban city limits island wide depending on the condition of the roads, speed rules on individual roads and speed limits as per the populated areas etc. Minister of Transport, Kumara Welgama said.

The speed limit regulations for motor vehicles were held back following a Supreme Court ruling more than four years ago.

Road Development Authority (RDA) has planned to fix the sign boards on speed limits.

According to the new laws, the speed limit in the built-up areas including the Colombo city and main towns would be 50 kilometers per hour (KMPH). In the non-built up areas, the speed limit for cars and vans will be 70 KMPH and for motor coaches and lorries 60 KMPH.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Government is bound to ensure every citizen's rights, Sri Lankan President tells northerners
-- [2 minutes ago]
Excise unit raids cannabis plantation in Sri Lanka forest reserve
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka, Iran defense officials discuss bilateral cooperation
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President condoles the death of former Indian President
-- [8 hours ago]
Plateno Hotels Group launches luxury Portofino brand in Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka investment agency BOI greening its zones for sustainable growth
Sri Lankan court extends order preventing SLFP central committee meetings
Another batch of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees returns home from India
Sri Lanka Elections Commissioner tells Private Sector to grant leave for workers to vote
Sri Lanka signs agreement with Google to launch Project Google Loon

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.