Man walking on E01 arrested

14 December 2011 11:43 am - 22     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A man, who walked along the Southern Expressway (E01) regardless of it being strictly prohibited, was taken into custody by the Expressway Police Division today.

Police said he was the first man to be arrested for walking along the Expressway after it was opened for traffic. Director of the Police Division Eric Perera said the suspect would be produced before Homagama Magistrate. He said he initiated a formal inquiry to find how the suspect entered the expressway. (Buddhika Kumarasiri)

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  • prem Thursday, 15 December 2011 03:26 AM

    thats a record catch

    sujeewa Wednesday, 14 December 2011 01:49 PM

    Need highways on Sri Lankan's mind. please telecast English Movies again on tv. people must see them.

    sarath Wednesday, 14 December 2011 01:48 PM

    I think this poor guy couldn't keep the minimum speed in highway.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 14 December 2011 02:01 PM

    One small step for the first man who dared to walk on a highway and a giant leap for the Police who arrested him!

    dudley Thursday, 15 December 2011 04:50 AM

    I saw a man being dropped off by one of the official expressway yellow vehicles and he was walking on the highway after wars, he was in casual clothing and was not in any kind of uniform

    Tania P. Thursday, 15 December 2011 04:52 AM

    Proabbly he was looking to commit suicide...

    AjR Thursday, 15 December 2011 05:57 AM

    I saw one man walking down the E01 near kottawa towards kiriwaththuduwa around 9.15 am. He was walking while talking on mobile phone. people in these areas should be informed of the danger and the law soon.

    lankan Wednesday, 14 December 2011 04:13 PM

    Media should educate the public since they have not heard or seen a expressway in their life before.

    Danushka Wednesday, 14 December 2011 06:15 PM

    I went there today morning. There were lots of animals killed. There were dogs, birds, Monkeys, Peacocks etc. Something has to be done to Jay walking dogs. Its very dangerous as fatal accidents can happen

    Lalith Wednesday, 14 December 2011 08:04 PM

    This shows how disciplined we are!!

    Chandra Wednesday, 14 December 2011 08:07 PM

    This is a suicidal attempt. Law should form similar to manslaughter for those who don't abiding.

    MOHAMED ASFAR Thursday, 15 December 2011 09:00 AM

    what the law says if we hit someone inside the expressway ?

    Riyazi-Dorking Wednesday, 14 December 2011 12:09 PM

    May be moon walking !!

    Moran Thursday, 15 December 2011 12:37 AM

    All those who want to get arrested for one reason or another it is very simple. Go down the E01 way.

    MI Wednesday, 14 December 2011 12:10 PM

    HA ha ha ha please educate them rather punishing him.

    Abdul Thursday, 15 December 2011 12:52 AM

    I think this is the most publicized 'walk' since Neil Armstrong did it on the moon, some will do it for cheap publicity because media reporting these matters.

    ajith Wednesday, 14 December 2011 12:09 PM

    He created History......

    jterm Wednesday, 14 December 2011 12:35 PM

    the only education he will understand is punishment!!!!

    Black Mamba Thursday, 15 December 2011 02:21 AM

    Poor fellow, he was still thinking this was a free country!!!!!

    Sumathipala Wednesday, 14 December 2011 12:49 PM

    Someone has to take immediately action about the animals on the highway, t So many innocent animals get killed day by day. A Buddhist country should address this matter faster.

    Fair N Square Wednesday, 14 December 2011 12:49 PM

    Pls also have signs indicatin that walking is prohibited and also " FINE for Littering Rs. 5,000.00" and have cameras monitor violators and also have a number for the traveling public to call and report on offenders" Ive seen plastic bags already with empty bottles n paper......

    When are we ever going to learn to safeguard a national asset?

    Fair N Square Wednesday, 14 December 2011 12:59 PM

    many human lives are lost on a daily basis in SL... none worries.... and the last I read the President said" SL is a multi ethnic country" why we have to state as a buddhist country and create hatred and animosity?


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