6 killed, 17 injured in 5 accidents in a day

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Six persons had been killed and 17 were injured in five separate accidents in the past 24 hours in several places in the country, the Police said.

A 58-year-old motorcyclist was killed when a van crashed on him in Chilaw on the Chilaw-Puttamal Road. He succumbed to his injuries on admission to the Chilaw Hospital. The driver of the van has been arrested by the Chilaw Police.

In another accident a motorcyclist was killed on the spot of an accident in Suriyawewa, when a tractor crashed into his motorcycle. The deceased was identified as a 43-year-old resident of Hambantota. The Suriyawewa Police have arrested the driver of the tractor.

Ten women and four men were admitted to the Badulla Hospital when a bus they were travelling in collided on another bus on Passara-Badulla Road. Both vehicles were reported to be private buses.

Meanwhile, a one year old baby boy, a 10-year-old boy and an adult had been killed and three more were injured when a lorry crashed onto a three-wheeler in Pothuhera, the Police reported.

In a separate accident a 49-year-old man was killed in Walkammadu, Sammanthurai, when his motorcycle lost control, according to Police.

  Comments - 12

  • Citizen Monday, 05 September 2016 04:47 PM

    Please monopoly the public transport in Srilanka.

    ANTON Sunday, 04 September 2016 01:06 PM


    Nelum Fernando Sunday, 04 September 2016 01:10 PM

    Random checking of drivers has to be done immediately. They may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 05 September 2016 08:53 AM

    Majority of Police are not professional and do not know to nab and maintain road discipline.

    Ruwan Sunday, 04 September 2016 01:48 PM

    Finally Anton could not find any error in Rajapakse.... God Bless..... WHy don't you try to connect the dots sure will find some thing as one accident reported in Suriyawewa, Hambanthota..... Ha ha ha

    waco Sunday, 04 September 2016 02:08 PM

    IGP, your men and women must get on to the roads during the week-ends and carry out Breath Tests and Speed Tests. Further no Driver should be allowed to drive more than 2-1/2 with out a break.Police it is a shame on you.

    Don Sunday, 04 September 2016 02:19 PM

    Just like the police check motorcyclists and three-wheeled drivers for alcohol abuse the truckers and bus drivers need the same scrutiny. Ive seen them buying alcohol at night. via DM Android App

    Modaya Monday, 05 September 2016 09:26 AM

    Too many vehicles on the roads.Useless blaming the Police. via DM Android App

    AR Sunday, 04 September 2016 05:28 PM

    Safety of people should be questioned in Sri Lanka with what's happening now.

    Senaka Sunday, 04 September 2016 05:39 PM

    Ban the sale of trishaws from 2020. Only those over 25 should be permitted to drive a trishaw. Develop a large area with a layout of roads where approx 50 learners are let loose for 2hours and observed from cameras in a conttorl room on their driving and only if no violations are observed issue driving licenses. Every 2nd violation fail them and they should be taken off the grid. Next chance should be after 6 months.

    Senaka Sunday, 04 September 2016 05:46 PM

    The police is a sick dept, one week, all motor cycles should have lights on and the law ends there. Next its the lane law, one week and thats it. Next busses on the left lane and only for a week. The only thing they are consistent on is to hide and catch drivers speeding as the money keeps coming in! To whom its for you to decide. The best part is they announce when they are to commence and this is the law of the land!

    sanju Monday, 05 September 2016 12:07 PM

    Motorbikes, 3 wheelers, busses and tractors. The worst vehicle drivers on our roads.

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