The Inspectors’ Association of Sri Lanka has written to the Police Chief requesting that the procedure followed when charging motorists for traffic offences should be changed.
In a letter to IGP N.K. Illangakoon, the association’s president Chinthaka Gunaratne pointed out that the present system was both a waste of time and money with offenders having to go to a post office to pay the fine and then go to the relevant police station to get their licences back.
The Chief Inspector also pointed out that when a person was charged for an offence during the weekend, he/she had to wait till the next working day to collect his/her licence causing great inconvenience.
Mr. Gunaratne also highlighted in the letter, the importance of the police educating the public on traffic laws so as to minimize violations as well as deploying a supervisory officer to minimize the incidents of police personnel soliciting bribes.