The Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana says 47 persons have died in motor accidents reported in the country over the past 10 days.

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Police had identified 573 accidents during island-wide traffic operations carried out since the 20th of December. He noted that 1,316 persons have been arrested since then on the relevant charges. He added the operation was launched to reduce accidents and deaths, and to ensure road safety during the festive period. DIG Ajith Rohana 171 persons were arrested for driving under the influence during the past 24 hours alone.
The DIG stressed special traffic operations will continue till the 5th of January while Police officers will be deployed in civil uniform in public transport leaving the Western Province, today and on Friday.

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