President Rajapaksa without security and backup vehicles tours the City of Colombo in a car. The object of his operation was to monitor vehicular conduct of VIPs on the road.
Informed sources said that the President proceeded along the Parliament Road sans security officers and backup vehicles. During this operation a government Minister’s security convoy nearly brushed on the President’s vehicle.
The President had instantly informed the authorities concerned to take appropriate action with regard to VIPs who behave in such a manner. The President is reported to have received many complaints on the movement of VIP convoys endangering the lives of the people. Sources emanating from the President’s House said that the President is likely to continue these sudden routine checks on the road to gather first-hand information on VIP vehicular misconduct in public.