Aug 13, 2017

Discussions on traffic fine increase

Private bus and three wheeler owners are having discussions separately with regard to the cabinet-approved increase in the fine for certain traffic offences to Rs. 25,000.

Lanka private bus owners association president Gemunu Wijeratne said they would declare their stand today.

Secretary of the three wheeler drivers and industrialist society Rohana Perera said minimizing traffic accidents could not be expected by raising the fine.

However, Lanka three wheeler owners and drivers association president Sudil Jayaruk said this would have no impact on their livelihood.

This increase has been criticized in facebook and other social media, with one video getting many responses.