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* Sri Lanka's Private Transport Ministry to regulate school transport vehicles
Tue, Jun 3, 2014, 09:20 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 03, Colombo: As the number of vehicle accidents involving school students is increasing in Sri Lanka, the government is taking measures to regulate school transport vehicles.

The Minister of Private Transport Services C.B. Ratnayake has appointed a 14-member committee to regulate school transport vehicles.

Ratnayake has told a workshop recently that the Ministry is looking at drafting a policy regarding the school transportation systems in the country and the 14-member committee headed by the Ministry Secretary, Padmasiri Jayamanna will play a key role in it.

The committee also comprises representatives from the National Transport Commission (NTC) Department of Motor Traffic, Traffic Police, Education Ministry, Transport Ministry, Provincial Road and Passenger Transport Authority, National Child Protection Authority and the Attorney General's Department.

Under the new regulations being considered by the Ministry, all school service vehicles will have to register with the Ministry and regulations will be introduced regarding the maximum number of children to be transported in the vehicle and the fee charged for transportation.

The Ministry is also looking at introducing GPS technology to vehicles transporting school children.

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