Oct 09, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Police have fined over 1,000 people in the Colombo City for jaywalking in the last month.
The Police Headquarters has said that pedestrians have been fined and legal action being instituted against them for not using the zebra crossings.
The Traffic Police have become strict on the usage of zebra crossings by pedestrians and police personnel have been deployed at several locations in Colombo to nab jaywalkers.
According to the police, people tend to cross roads at will since zebra crossings in Colombo are located far apart.
The Police say that jay walking has resulted in a rise in accidents.