Letters denoting provinces out from vehicle number plates



The alphabets that denote provinces on vehicle number plates will no longer be used.

Commissioner General of Motor Traffic Nishantha Anuruddha Weerasinghe said vehicles that are registered after the 1st of January 2023 will not have the alphabets that denote provinces on number plates.

Speaking to media this morning, he said new registrations and when amending the existing vehicle number plates, the owners will be required to make an additional payment.

Meanwhile, the Motor Traffic Department has decided to change the vehicle registration application form.

Commissioner General Nishantha Anuruddha Weerasinghe said a two-page document will be introduced next year to replace the existing 11-paper complicated form.

He said considering the difficulties faced by the public, the new forms will be introduced.

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