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Strict laws to be implemented to control sound polluting vehicle horns

Strict laws to be implemented to control sound polluting vehicle horns

[April 06 2019]

The Inspector 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.

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