Strict laws to be implemented to control sound polluting vehicle
[April 06 2019]
General of Police was given
instructions to take stern
action against vehicles with
sound pollution causing horns at
a meeting held at Ministry of
Defence on Friday (05 April).
These instructions were given at
the meeting, convened on the
directions of the President, and
chaired by the Secretary Defence
Mr. Hemasiri Fernando.
A number of short term and long term decisions
relating to creating a developed and disciplined country were taken up
for discussion at the meeting.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police (Traffic) Ajith
Rohana was instructed to take measures to educate all police stations in
the country to implement laws against vehicles violating regulations
with horns of more than 105 decibels. In addition, holding a 'Silent
Day' with the participation of school children, passengers and drivers
was also discussed.
One of the highlights of the discussion was agreement
of all the private bus owners' associations and other institutions
attending the meeting to the implementation of this law.
Representatives of 22 institutions including IGP,
Import and Export Controller, Sri Lanka Customs, Central Environmental
Authority, Road Passenger Transport Authority and the National Transport
Commission were present at the meeting.
The president of "Surakimu Sri Lanka" organization Ven.
Pahiyangala Ananda Thero was also present at the meeting.