The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) is planning to enforce a ban on pasting posters within the Colombo City limits in a bid to give it a cleaner appearance.
Special Administrator Omar Kamil said the Council will begin by creating awareness among the people before they adhere to its request to paste posters only on bill boards that have been put up at certain places in the city. This would be followed by the strict enforcement of the law while law breakers would be penalized. The Municipality would also look into the possibility of penalizing those who urinate in public places. The Police are arresting those who dump garbage on the road. The Municipality had also decided to set up traffic lights on pedestrian crossings as well. Under this system pedestrians will be allowed to cross the road only when the light flashes green.