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Monitoring and Auditing Programme
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One of the main objectives of the VET project office is to monitor and audit vehicle emission testing programme. The VET office carries out three types of monitoring and inspections.

Overall, these monitoring and inspection techniques showcase the VET project office's commitment to maintaining air quality standards, reducing pollution, and ensuring that vehicles comply with emission regulations. All these programmes are conducted with the support of Air MAC, CEA, MUSSD and MoE officers.

These audits are conducted to assess the performance of emission testing centers. The main goals are to identify any malpractices, deficiencies in infrastructure, and issues with customer services. If any problems are found, a proper inquiry is conducted, and based on the findings, appropriate remedial actions are taken. This ensures that the emission testing process is accurate, reliable, and consistent.
This type of inspection involves conducting random checks on vehicles while they are on the road. With the assistance of law enforcement (SL police) and motor examiners, officers from the VET office perform sample tests on running vehicles. The aim is to identify vehicles emitting high levels of smoke, which often indicates engine issues or poor emission control. Vehicles with excessive smoke are required to undergo necessary rectifications before being allowed to proceed. During this process, their revenue licenses are suspended, and a repair note is issued. This encourages vehicle owners to address emission-related problems promptly.
The use of photographs to detect high smoke emissions is another innovative approach. When vehicles emitting excessive smoke are identified, evidence is captured through photographs. These vehicles are then subjected to further inspection at the DMT (Department of Motor Traffic) premises. If a vehicle fails attend to the inspection, it is blacklisted, which means it cannot obtain an emission certificate or an annual revenue license until the emission issues are resolved. This step ensures that vehicles with significant emission problems are not allowed to contribute to air pollution.
Since 2015, the VET program has been conducting voluntary emission testing for Tri Force vehicles. Despite SL Tri Force vehicles not being registered with the Department of Motor Traffic, our VET project office officers have voluntarily inspected their emissions. This proactive measure aims to support efforts to maintain exhaust emission levels within acceptable limits and enhance the energy efficiency of the SL Tri Forces vehicle fleet.
The VET project office thoroughly handles complaints and disputes concerning any malfunctions that occur at the VET centers. We prioritize effective communication and immediate resolution to ensure the smooth operation of VET programme. By carefully addressing concerns raised by the public, we aim to maintain the integrity and reliability of our emission testing services. Our commitment to excellence extends to promptly investigating issues, implementing corrective measures, and fostering a transparent and supportive environment for all involved parties. Through proactive management and collaborative problem-solving, we maintain the standards of quality and reliability of the VET program.
Awareness Programme
Public Awareness

To ensure the efficient and effective execution of the emission testing program, it becomes imperative to consistently raise public awareness regarding vehicular emissions and their environmental impact. This awareness serves to motivate vehicle users to uphold proper vehicle maintenance practices, thereby minimizing exhaust emissions throughout a vehicle's lifespan. With this objective in mind, the VET initiative conducts targeted public awareness campaigns, targeting various demographics including school children, educators, government officials, law enforcement personnel, drivers, technicians, and armed forces personnel. These initiatives are executed in collaboration with experts from universities, technical colleges, as well as officials from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Environment.

We have customized programs and general awareness programmes. Basically, it covers following segments.

  • History and evaluation of SL VET programme
  • Legal provisions
  • Environmental impact of Air pollution and international commitment towards such programme
  • Health impact of the Air Pollution
  • How to be a responsible driver
  • Tips to improve vehicular emissions

  • Beyond conventional seminar sessions, the VET office employs diverse engagement strategies such as exhibitions, workshops, poster campaigns, social media video content, radio jingles, and more. These methods collectively foster a comprehensive understanding of the importance of emission reduction, thereby contributing to the overall success of the emission testing program.

    If you wish to arrange an awareness session at your premises,

    Garage Technician Training and NVQ pathway

    Enhancing the technical capabilities of garage technicians to address emission-related issues in vehicles forms a critical aspect of the VET program. To achieve this objective, the VET initiative conducts comprehensive training programs for garage technicians across the entire island, in collaboration with technical training institutes and technical colleges. Upon successful completion of these training programs, participants are awarded certificates. Recognizing the diversity of resources available in different garages, the VET fund is in the process of introducing a grading system for these garages. Accredited garages will be prominently listed in relevant districts' VET centers.

    In tandem with garage technician training, the VET office is actively involved in elevating the vehicle emission testing profession through the establishment of a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) competency standard. The VET office located in Werahara is registered with the National Institute of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (NITA) as an NVQ training center. Individuals interested in vehicular emissions and aspiring to attain competency in this domain are encouraged to reach out to the VET project office for further information and engagement.

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    Other Services Offered By Vehicle Emission Test Trust Fund
    Corporate vehicles

    If your organization possesses a significant number of vehicles that are impractical to bring to the emission testing center individually, you can avail our Corporate Emission Testing Facility.

    Through this service, a mobile emission testing unit will be dispatched to your premises for conducting the tests. To access this facility, you need to submit a formal request to the VET office, providing comprehensive details about all the vehicles. Following a thorough verification process, approval may be granted, and there could be applicable documentation fees associated with this service. This streamlined approach is designed to accommodate large vehicle fleets in an economical and environmentally friendly manner.

    Complain management

    As the governing authority of the Vehicle Emission Testing (VET) program, our officers are prepared to address any concerns or problems you may have regarding VET.

    We are available to assist you through phone calls, WhatsApp, or email. Please feel free to reach out to us using any of these communication channels. Your feedback and inquiries are important to us.
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    Check black listed vehicles

    The VET office actively carries out initiatives like the Smokey Vehicle Spotter Program and Roadside Vehicle Testing Programs.

    The VET office actively carries out initiatives like the Smokey Vehicle Spotter Program and Roadside Vehicle Testing Programs with the aim of identifying vehicles on the road emitting excessive smoke.Upon identifying such vehicles, their owners are notified to take their vehicles for emission testing and necessary repairs at the Werahara Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) premises through warning letters. In the event that a vehicle owner does not respond to any of the warning letters, the vehicle is placed on a blacklist. Consequently, the vehicle's VET certificate and revenue license for the relevant year cannot be obtained until the vehicle undergoes testing and necessary rectification. Additionally, the identified vehicle is also blacklisted within the DMT vehicle registration system, which prevents any services related to the vehicle from being carried out. This stringent approach ensures that vehicles emitting excessive smoke are addressed and brought into compliance with emission standards. Is your vehicle in the black listed category?

    Funding For Researchers

    Research projects to assess and evaluate urban air pollution by motor vehicles, which can be used to improve AQM systems.

    VET has provided funds for universities and related institutes for undertaking several researches and projects related to the assessment and evaluation of urban air pollution by motor vehicles and effects of vehicular emission. Data exerted and inferences derived from these researches are expected to be used for various purposes including implementing more effective and efficient Air Quality Management (AQM) system and making strategic decision and policy formulation related to the vehicular Emission.
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    Air Quality Monitoring Status

    VET program has procured an AAQMS to help CEA and NBRO establish an island-wide ambient air quality monitoring network.

    Since the inception, VET program contributed in many ways to enhance ambient air quality. Considering the importance of measuring ambient air quality, it procured automated ambient air quality monitoring station (AAQMS) and handed over to CEA and NBRO for operation, maintenance and data collection. These equipment helps the stakeholder organizations in their attempt to establish island wide Ambient Air quality monitoring & Evaluation network.

    NVQ Path Way

    VET introduces training programme to obtain NVQ certificate for vehicle emission testing professionals.

    Emission Testing Database

    VET results are uploaded to a database maintained by the VET trust fund office and connected to all divisional secretariats.

    Vehicle emission Testing results are uploaded to a database maintained by the VET trust fund office with the support of ICTA and connected to all the divisional secretariats facilitating the Divisional Secretary to issue the revenue license. On request vehicle owners can get the emission data history including mileage from VET office.