Businessman seeks compensation for tire damaged on E01

25 July 2018 02:10 pm - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A businessman residing in Maharagama has lodge a complaint with the Bandaragama Police yesterday, requesting compensation from the Road Development Authority (RDA) stating that his vehicle’s tire was damaged due to a stone on the Southern Expressway.

In his complaint, the businessman had stated that he entered the expressway from Kottawa and that the front-left tire of his vehicle had been punctured on his journey to Matara.

He had parked his vehicle alongside the road and upon looking for the cause of the puncture had found a rock in the middle of the expressway.

He had then informed the Control Centre of Southern Expressway of the incident. However, it had taken two hours for the recovery vehicle to reach the location.

The businessman stated that the control centre had charged him Rs 2,500 as a toll fee and Rs 250 for a highway ticket. The individual also had an additional expense of Rs 12,500 for a new tire.

The incident had prompted him to seek legal support to recover his losses as the poor condition and maintenance of the Southern Expressway had caused the incident.

The damaged tire was also produced to the Bandaragama Police. (Bimal Shaman Jayasinghe)

  Comments - 15

  • DHA Wednesday, 25 July 2018 02:27 PM

    Good move....

    City Wednesday, 25 July 2018 03:50 PM

    Positive move towards human rights.great to hear from a SL.

    Rohantha Wednesday, 25 July 2018 04:28 PM

    Good Initiative , rather than accepting what is dished out by the Govt Institutes

    ram Wednesday, 25 July 2018 03:52 PM

    very good move we are with you, go a head,

    faito Wednesday, 25 July 2018 04:07 PM

    good move but have to ask from chinease company those made

    Pitta Wednesday, 25 July 2018 04:40 PM

    Good luck proving that the stone found the road was the cause of the puncture!

    Titanic Wednesday, 25 July 2018 04:47 PM

    If Doctors and Uni.students can ptotest for any small matter, why can't we as a citizen claim for any damaged caused by not properly maintaining these Highways, Good start , we are with you

    Ananthan Wednesday, 25 July 2018 05:02 PM

    Wow, very good move! Congratulations!

    Dee Wednesday, 25 July 2018 05:08 PM

    Would have been going real slow to stop where the stone which damaged the was found. And obviously took a dangerous hike on a highway looking for it. Anyway how can it be the same stone which damaged the tyre? Yes. This should be taken to court!

    Sumal Wednesday, 25 July 2018 05:13 PM

    But he will have to spend much more than the cost of the tyre to retain lawyers etc and recover the 12500!!

    Jaliya Wednesday, 25 July 2018 06:33 PM

    This is a story of a businessman whose business is in trouble trying to squeeze a buck out of a rock. How is anyone be responsible for having a rock on a HWY ? How many other vehicles passed by the famous rock before it decided to walk in to the tire track of this speeding individual. Do something productive don't start up a daytime drama. [ stay within the speed limits and .. good luck he is going to need that !!]

    deen Wednesday, 25 July 2018 06:45 PM


    GH Wednesday, 25 July 2018 07:34 PM

    For the last 3 years it has not been maintained, so the blame goes to YAHAPALANAYA Govt.

    Jude Thursday, 26 July 2018 11:18 AM

    Hey the Basic Rule of Driving in Highway is You Drive at Your Own Risk!!! Period!! Maybe you want some attention!!! Take it from me !! You're NOT going to get compensated for this loss!! My suggestion!! Don't waist your resources!! Just get on with your life!! You will have a bad memory of Driving in Highway!!

    kaboos Thursday, 26 July 2018 12:13 PM

    I just woke up from the bed. Are we in Sri Lanka?

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