Police seize night racing motorcycle gang in Colombo 7

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A gang of young riders who rode high powered racing motorcycles with engines beyond the legal capacity with altered chassis numbers on the main roads in Colombo 7 early on Friday night was seized by the Cinnamon Gardens Police.

A team of officials from the police traffic control branch armed with information based on several public complaints launched a special operation past midnight to nab the gang of motorcyclists on Reid Avenue.

The police team led by Cinnamon Gardens Police Traffic Branch Sub Inspector Suraj Abeysekara said, about ten motorcyclists were taken into custody for riding unlawful motorcycles that violated the rules of Department of Motor Traffic pertaining to bikes in Sri Lanka.

Most of the engine and chassis numbers of the seized motorcycles had been tampered with as they were illegally assembled in the country against the DMT rules.

Among the apprehended motorcycles were powerful trail bikes such Kawasaki, Hornet, Yamaha that exceeded the engine capacities beyond 250cc up to 400cc and 600cc.

“The bikes had been modified with various body kits and silencer beat boxes that created an excessive high pitched noises causing great disturbance to the public, especially riding in groups in the late hours,” the SI said.

The apprehended riders had been released on police bail and were asked to return with the registration books of their motorcycles.

The DMT officials had inspected the bikes and a report was to be handed over to the police which will be sent to the Government Analyst for further clarification of their unlawful engine accessories.

ASP Colombo City Traffic Central Lucien Suriyabandara told the Daily Mirror that Colombo police stations had been given explicit instructions to track down these unlawful motorcyclists who ride falsely registered bikes in a reckless manner and causing great disturbance to the public at night.

“These gangs traverse to and fro on the straight stretches of city roads like Reid Avenue and Green Path, where illegal night racing was an infestation several years back,” he said.

OIC Cinnamon Gardens Traffic Branch IP Indika Kumara and SI Suraj Abeysekara are conducting further inquiries on the instructions of ASP Lucien Suriyabandara.(Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana, Pics by Kushan Pathiraja)

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  • Geriatrix Tuesday, 03 April 2018 10:56 AM

    Need for Speed Underground - SL Eiditon

    Rehan Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:40 AM

    There is a Police Station on Reid Avenue. So how were they racing there in the first place?

    Rasheed Tuesday, 03 April 2018 04:14 PM

    The order has come from the top. They are very influencial guys, that is why all were released on Police bail.

    ka Tuesday, 03 April 2018 12:22 PM

    Good job, finally by SL police!

    Shariq Tuesday, 03 April 2018 10:38 PM

    It was all lies it was only an school parade healed at race course

    Bailatrix Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:05 PM

    Its all lie.It all started in the Racecouse parking lot during a school parade.The bike “gang” was performing stunts around a car in the racecourse parking lot when two policement arrived, asked for their license and summoned them to the Cinnamon Gardens Police Station.

    mohamed husam ghaffari Wednesday, 04 April 2018 09:46 AM

    if the bikes are faster than the legal requirements how are they bringing them in to the country it has to be shipped by air or sea

    mohamed husam ghaffari Wednesday, 04 April 2018 09:47 AM

    their are porsche,lamborghini,ferrari,GTR,ETC super cars which are more dan 700-800 BHP and they had restricted bikes more dan 400CC if their is a rule it has to be common to all the motorists.

    Bindu Wednesday, 04 April 2018 10:59 AM

    This was growing cancer.Thanks to police for nipping it in the bud.See whether a chap called Namal has an involvement in this.

    Naadir Sunday, 08 April 2018 01:42 PM

    This a lie. They were just performing for a school parade.


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