Sri Lanka allows driving license for hearing-impaired community

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Sri Lanka Government has approved a proposal to issue light-vehicle driving licenses to hearing-impaired people across Sri Lanka on a biannual renewal basis.

According to the cabinet resolution dated November 14, 2022, a pilot project to issue light vehicle driving licenses for the hearing-impaired community in Gampaha district was carried out earlier.

At the Cabinet meeting held on Monday (February 05), a proposal tabled by the Transport & Highways Minister received the approval to expand the project across the country, based on the results of the pilot project and the recommendations provided by the Transport Secretary-chaired committee appointed for the implementation of the project.