JVP claims traffic police given targets to collect fines

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) claims the traffic police have been given targets to collect fines from motorists for road rule violations.JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake told Parliament today that collecting fines is one way the Government is looking at raising money. “The police have been given targets for a week to collect more fines,” he claimed.The country is said to be facing a serious financial crisis and Dissanayake said that the Government is looking at collecting higher taxes and more fines from the public to cover its costs and pay outstanding debts. (Colombo Gazette)

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