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's transport authority to get tough with passenger transport drivers
Mon, Feb 3, 2014, 07:58 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 03, Colombo: The transport authority in Sri Lanka has decided to crack the whip on passenger transport drivers in order to address the rise in accidents related to passenger transport buses in the country.

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has said that drivers obtaining a passenger transport driver's license will have to undertake a compulsory training on first aid, technical areas and ethics.

NTC Head Roshan Gunawardena said that a 24-hour hotline has been introduced for members of the public to make complaints regarding the conduct of bus drivers and conductors. The hotline number is 1955.

He explained to the media that disciplinary action will be taken against drivers and conductors following inquiries.

He added that the NTC is also conducting training programs with traffic police.

According to Gunawardena, the NTC is looking at introducing grant awards to good drivers nominated by the public; establish welfare facilities for drivers, conductors and their families in order to promote responsible driving among passenger transport drivers.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka nationalist party JHU likely to withdraw from UPFA
-- [5 hours ago]
Western Province Chief Minister says FCID investigation is a conspiracy to arrest him
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation posts profits before tax of Rs. 630 million in 1Q 2015
Construction work on Matara-Hambantota segment of Sri Lanka's Southern Expressway commenced
Former leader of Sri Lanka Marxist party to form a new alternative front
Former President may contest elections from Kurunegala
UNP warmly welcomes first crossover of SLFP stalwart Nawinna
Sri Lankan President pledges not to reverse 'January 08 Revolution' and family rule to return
Sri Lanka Police to ensure election rules are strictly enforced during polls
Work on Matara-Hambantota segment of Sri Lanka's Southern Expressway to begin today

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.