Provision of financial relief for deceased hit-and- run accident victims...
The first phase of the annual process of providing financial relief for persons who were victimized by hit-and-run accidents during the year 2016 was held on 06.06.2016 under the patronage of Hon. Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Mr. Nimal Siripala De Silva at the ministry auditorium in Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla.
A financial grant of Rs. 40 lakhs was provided for 36 persons who were victimized and seriously injured by hit-and-run accidents. 111 hit-and-run accidents were taken place merely during the year 2015 and 113 persons died from these accidents. 72 persons out of them were granted financial relief during the last year.
National Council for Road Safety was established under the Ministry of Transport by the Motor Traffic Amendment Act Number 05 of 1998 under the theme of ‘Safe Roads for Everyone’, and this council consists of 17 government and non-government institutes.
Secretary of the Ministry Mr. Nihal Somaweera, Chairman of the National Council for Road Safety Mr. Sisira Kodagoda ,other officials ,and the members of the families of the victims participated in this occassion.