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National Council for Road Safety

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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.


A safe and effective road network for all road users.


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



Dr. Sisira Kodagoda

Telephone Number

011 2840940

Fax Number

011 2840940

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W.M.A.P.B. Wanninayake

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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.


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).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 October 2016 05:20  

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International Trade Aviation Services at Rathmalana Airport

Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation says that International Trade Aviation Services are to be commenced at the Rathmalana Airport.

Preliminary discussions on the commencement of services concerned was held on 07.03.2017 at the Rathmalana Airport Premises between Mr. Nimal Siripala De Silva - Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation and Mr. Musa Sammer – Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Of Maldives.

Ms. Sahiya Sareer – Maldives Ambassador in Sri Lanka, Mr. Abdul Haris – Managing Director of Maldives International Airlines,  Mr. Ahamed Abraham - Chief of Aircraft Operations of Maldives International Airlines , Mr. Saman Ediriweera – Chairman of Airport and Aviation (Sri Lanka) Limited and Mr. Yohan Jayaratne – Executive Director of  Airport and Aviation (Sri Lanka) Limited also took part in the discussions.

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Driver Training Instructors Are Required for Esatblising Driving Schools...

Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said that producing technically and practically knowledgeable high quality drivers with the help of trained and licensed instructors is his expectation. The Minister expressed these views at the Annual Meeting of Sri Lanka  Driving School Owner’s Association held at the BMICH on 08.03.2017.

This occasion was graced by a large number of people including the Deputy Minister – Mr Ashok Abesinghe and Commissioner of Motor Traffic –  Mr. Jagath Chandrasiri.

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Bandaranayake International Airport was declared opened...(2017.04.06)

Bandaranayake International Airport (BIA) that was closed for about three months for overlaying of runway during day time was declared opened for operations by Hon. Nimal Siripala De Silva -  Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation on 06.04.2017.

This project was conducted by Kethik Company of China under the consultancy of  National Aero Technology International Company of Netherland at a cost Rs. 7.2 billion.

This occasion was graced by a large number of dignitaries including Hon. Ashok Abesinghe – Deputy Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Officers of such Ministry, Ministers and Diplomats.

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International Civil Aviation Organization Air Services ...(2017.12.06)

The Inaugural session of International Civil Aviation Organization Air Services Negotiation conference – 2017 was held on 04th December 2017 at BMICH in Colombo. The conference was declared open by Hon. Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva and Deputy Minister Hon. Ashok Abeysinghe also participated.

Mr. Ananda Wimalasiri, Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority handed over the special edition of ‘GUWANSARA’ magazine to the Minister at the session.

The Secretary, Mr.G.S.Withanage and Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority also attended.

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