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National Council for Road Safety

Introduction

National Council for Road Safety functions under the Ministry of Transport. This is the only state institution which operates under the theme of creating a secured road system for all road users. This council consists of a Chairman and not more than 17 other members appointed by the minister from government and non-government institutions as follows.

Vision

A safe and effective road network for all road users.

Mission

The mission of the National Council for Road Safety is to create a safer road environment for road users by improving every aspect of safety in order to support sustainable growth and continued social and economic development of the country.

 

Contact Details

Chairman

Name

Dr. Sisira Kodagoda

Telephone Number

011 2840940

Fax Number

011 2840940

E-Mail Address

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Secretary

Name

W.M.A.P.B. Wanninayake

Telephone Number

-

Fax Number

-

E-Mail Address

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Function of the National Council for Road Safety

  • Maintain a data base on
    • Vehicle population, its features and composition.
    • Traffic accidents.
    • Local and international statistic on Road Safety.

  • Maintain a library on the subject of road safety.
  • Collect information and conduct research and surveys on related subjects.
  • Assist research on related subjects.
  • Liaise with similar international institutions and shared experience.
  • Disperse knowledge and information to relevant government and non-government agencies responsible for road safety and related projects.
  • Formulate and implement projects on road safety.
  • Coordinate road safety related activities in government and non-government agencies.
  • Compensate hit and run accident victims.
  • Solicit financial and other support for road safety functions.
  • Advise the government on road safety related policies and programs.


Legislations

National Council for Road safety is established under the Motor Traffic (amendment)Act no 05 of 1998 and the Road Safety Fund regulations no.01 of 2004 laid down by the Gazette extraordinary No 1368/18 of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka of 24th November 2004 (Part1-section 1).