Police launch specialised CCTV programme to ID traffic violators in Colombo
January 22, Colombo (LNW): The Police inaugurated a specialised programme today (22), utilising the CCTV system in Colombo to identify motorists breaching traffic regulations.
Public Security Minister Tiran Alles and Acting Inspector General of Police Deshabandu Thennakoon officially launched the initiative at the CCTV division in Colombo, marking the first traffic violation identification through the CCTV system.
The Colombo city boasts at least 108 CCTV cameras strategically placed in key locations and flyovers. Despite the programme’s initiation, there will be a week-long awareness campaign for motorists to familiarise them with the new initiative.
Starting from February 01, the law against traffic violators will be actively enforced, as communicated by the IGP.
Thennakoon highlighted the efficacy of the CCTV traffic violation identification system, emphasising its role in enabling traffic duty officers to deliver efficient services, ultimately reducing traffic congestions.
Video evidence of offenses captured by the Traffic Division’s CCTV system will be transmitted to respective police stations, and fines will be issued to offending drivers.
Minister Alles expressed plans to expand the programme nationwide, incorporating the latest technology. He further underscored the importance of enhancing each division of the Sri Lanka Police with modern technology to bolster overall effectiveness.