The state transport department will verify the background of around 500 drivers before they are recruited to ply the vehicles which will be hired for the forthcoming Lusofonia Games scheduled in November.
Taxi drivers in Sri Lanka`s
capital held up traffic today, demanding the government should
stop allowing anymore use Tata Nanos on the streets that offer
stiff competition to the ubiquitous three-wheelers.
Two men, sentenced to ten days in jail for driving under influence of liquor, by two different magisterial courts have been let off by a sessions judge after being made to stand in the court as punishment till evening.
Irked over the menace of drunken driving, a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal has ordered the city police chief to make it mandatory to have breath analyser tests of the drivers of vehicles involved in road accidents.