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2011-06-28 16:00:22
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By Gandhya Senanayake

The Ministry of Private Transport Services has decided to install cameras in private buses to monitor and detect any unprofessional conduct or malpractice by bus crew members on a day to day basis, Private Transport Services Minister C. B Rathnayake told Daily Mirror online

The Minister said this facility will also enable the owners of private buses to monitor their buses while they are in operation.

Furthermore Minister Rathnayake said the authorities had been informed to remove stickers, banners and other propaganda material depicting politicians and political parties from their buses.

Installing cameras in private buses are aimed at countering women being harassed while travelling in buses, over-loading, malpractice concerning bus fares and the disregard to road rules by some private bus drivers as witnessed in recent times. (Daily Mirror online)     


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Tharaka Chanaka Tuesday, 28 June 2011 12:06
What about the sophisticated GPS system to monitor all private buses announced a few months ago? what ever happened to that?
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sukiri Tuesday, 28 June 2011 12:13
why not just upgrade up the govt. bus system and kick all these guys away... all sorted. This news is only to impress the village people.
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Kamal Nishshanka Tuesday, 28 June 2011 12:35
10% Commission from Cameras!!!
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Tonto Wednesday, 29 June 2011 03:22
I was just about to say this,
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By Gad Wednesday, 29 June 2011 03:29
Before thinking about cameras, discipline the driver and conductor on good PR. Some of these fellows are so unkempt that they stink and are the nuisance to the commuter.
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alipak Tuesday, 5 July 2011 07:54
discipline all this should start from junior school like boy scouts not getting trained in the army camps as to get the license for the drivers and the conductors there should be a schools the reputation for Sri Lankens are so good as u know it was all good having old schools before nationalising after the story changes sad any way it is not installing cameras !
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alipak Tuesday, 5 July 2011 07:46
the best solution is upgrading yes of course if there is a commision
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Roy Tuesday, 28 June 2011 12:35
They hardly have any cameras even at police stations, wonder how it'll work on mobile private busses...
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alipak Tuesday, 5 July 2011 07:59
after all the sudass use say the natives to the locals as the natives should be trained in hood schools good teachers when they leave schools as gentleman not as natives
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Gayan Tuesday, 28 June 2011 12:36
Mr. Minister you have to do a lot to introduce professionalism to the private bus industry in Sri Lanka before installing cameras.
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alipak Tuesday, 5 July 2011 08:10
how can we ask the ministers to install cameras to monitor buses of the privater owners first then all ministers and members of the parliament this story will never finish if the govet goes for military govt all these vanish to disipline the country but then the poverty should vanish courraption should vanish we will have disciplined country without camaras even the sanga should be disciplined
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S. Aran Johnny Tuesday, 28 June 2011 12:43
Looks like some one important is importing lots of cameras these days. As usual the common man will have to bear this cost as well at the end.
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azath Tuesday, 28 June 2011 12:53
Mr. Minister can we people know for how many u going to install this camera? when will this happen ?
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alipak Tuesday, 5 July 2011 08:16
it will be your last dream
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Kenny Fdo Tuesday, 28 June 2011 14:01
How about using it to prevent women from been harassed?
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alipak Tuesday, 5 July 2011 08:20
as some one said about jacksons and some times the conductors some times it is women who prover the men to get them harassed in all bus stands there should be a police or a army personell then the show will be over
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Muhammedh Tuesday, 28 June 2011 14:15
FYI - Our tax money at work :-(!!
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george Tuesday, 28 June 2011 15:31
people pay tax for this purpose, you fool !!!
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A.Hole Tuesday, 28 June 2011 15:33
Or could it lead to more harassment for women when bus operators video them?
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shihan Tuesday, 28 June 2011 15:35
Firstly have some proper buses instead of the the leyland buses. Its time we have comfortable air conditioned buses in our country.
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Jay Wednesday, 29 June 2011 14:30
It is time we develop our economy and then think abt comfort.
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kane Tuesday, 28 June 2011 15:50
Someone is in for big kick back from camera supplier?
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DHA Tuesday, 28 June 2011 16:02
So now we have to pay for that too....great...BOSS can u pls increase my salary ......!!!!
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saba Tuesday, 28 June 2011 16:04
probably in 20 years time...!
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malliloku Tuesday, 28 June 2011 16:25
Furthermore, just import Chinese buses which are air conditioned and do what buses are supposed to: stop, pick up passengers and go.
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Pramod Fernando Wednesday, 29 June 2011 07:10
People must be warned that they should use deodarant before getting into an airconditioned bus. Our country will never be like most advance countries in the world.
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Mrs.david Tuesday, 28 June 2011 16:31
what is this??????????????????????????????????????????
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Xman Wednesday, 29 June 2011 03:54
1-Aishwariya, sorry Arscharya...
2-(another Leadership training)
3-Dream it implement it
4-Poor Sri-lanka is in making
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Michael Wednesday, 29 June 2011 06:58
How this is going to work Monitoring cameras on the move,
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backstreet boy Wednesday, 29 June 2011 07:20
what we need is decent organized transport system with proper standards. cameras can be a secondary option, first the people must be trained on proper customer service in all service organizations and decent behavior in public places should be strongly monitored and practiced like in Singapore and Malaysia
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soda Wednesday, 29 June 2011 08:04
Plz minister don't waste our money no need camera for bus first of all put more buses for road. boruwada eppa. because every month there is strike ...
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Chilaw Boys Wednesday, 29 June 2011 10:23
haha the very funny things for up coming election. An authority who failed to install simple GPS signals, going to install heavy video streams from moving buses! Still no operator in SL with such ntwork backbone to facilitate big bandwidth. Funny talks!
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Mohamed hi Wednesday, 29 June 2011 15:41
I suggest the minister to follow the European countries like Switzerland in this regard, not up to that level but can plan and begin to work towards that level.
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MagodisThuma Thursday, 30 June 2011 03:07
Jackson's be careful !
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