Licence of drunk drivers to be withheld during New Year season


The licenses of drunk drivers who are caught during the New Year season will be withheld until the end of festival season.

DIG in charge of transport and road safety Amarasiri Senarathna said operations to arrest drunk drivers are effective from today;

earlier police issued a temporary permit after a driver was caught drving under the influence of alcohol. 

However from today onward, the licenses of such drivers will be withheld.