President Rajapaksa gives instructions to register all Government vehicles under a one series.
The President instructed the Commissioner for Motor Vehicles to immediately implement this new system. The instructions were given during a meeting organized at Temple Trees to review progress of the Transport Ministry. This new scheme will facilitate the public to clearly identify Government vehicles. It will help minimize irregularities. Discussions centred on further making the rail transport service more efficient.
Minister Kumara Welgama referred to initiatives taken to get down 33 locomotives and new buses. The President told the officials to complete before the end of this year, construction of the rail track from Matara to Beliatta under the Matara – Kataragama rail-track construction project. Deputy Minister Rohana Kumara Dissanayake, President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga, Finance Secretary Dr. P.B. Jayasundera and Ministry officials were present at this meeting.