The JVP says the government was trying to increase its revenue by imposing excessive fines on the public.
JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva addressing a public rally said the government was engaged in collecting monies through the police by imposing massive fines on motorists.
According to Silva, the objective of the traffic policemen now were to hide and fine motorists without ensuring the motorists obeyed the road rules.
He added that the government sent circulars setting out targets to the Traffic Police and the police officers in order to safe guard their jobs by meeting the set targets have resorted to fining motorists.
The government’s bankruptcy has resulted in the people having to pay high fines.