Revamped structure to obtain driver’s licenses by 2021

Commissioner General of the Department of Motor Traffic Sumith Alahakoon says plans are underway to revamp the structure of obtaining driver’s licenses.

Speaking to media in Kandy the Commissioner General said accordingly the existing process to obtain a driver’s license, from applying to the final stage, will be subject to change next year.

The programme to transfer the ownership of motorbikes provided to state officials in 2015 to themselves, after the completion of five years, also commenced in Kandy today.

The Commissioner General noted the Department is currently formulating a five year plan and assessing the processes and will receive a report in this regard in March next year.

He added the subject Minister also made a request to simplify the process to obtain a medical for the driver’s license.

Alahakoon noted at present if an individual is identified to have high blood pressure, diabetes or cholesterol during the medical test, they were directed to undergo treatment.

He however said as such conditions can change daily, officials will now refrain from failing an individual and instead take measures to inform the relevant individual to address the concern.

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