Cab collides with group of dancers in Katina Perahera; one killed

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One person was killed and three other injured when a speeding cab had crashed with a group of dancers who were performing at a Katina Perahera at Weediyawatta in Gampaha on the Colombo-Kandy main road this afternoon.

Police said the dancers were participating at the Katina Perahera in Keselwathugoda Rajamaha Viharaya in Gampaha when the cab travelling towards Kandy had crashed with the dancers.

The injured were rushed to the Gampaha Hospital and 26-year-old, a resident of Kadawatha had succumbed to injuries upon admission.

Police said three injured persons who were who were in critical condition had been transferred to the Colombo National Hospital. Gampaha police are conducting investigations.(Darshana Sanjeewa)
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  • Concerned Citizen Monday, 09 November 2015 08:26 AM

    Road worthlessness tests are never conducted for vehicles in Sri Lanka. I have driven for 20 years now most probably only once that my vehicle was checked for fitness by the insurance company. This issue must be addressed seriously not only smoke emission to fleece money.


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