Speeding vehicle kills 1 injures 6

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A vehicle belonging to a supporter of a Minister crashed into four other vehicles at the Bandaragama town killing one person and injuring 6 others. The vehicle was believed to be speeding at the time of the accident.

A lady who was injured in the accident that occurred late last night succumbed to her injuries this morning while at least 3 others are believed to be in critical condition.

Two motorcycles, a buddy –truck, and a trishaw were extensively damaged when the speeding vehicle lost control and collided head on with the vehicles from the opposite direction and overturned.

Meanwhile one journalist who covered the accident was allegedly threatened by supporters a Minister following the accident telling them not to report the incident.  (KC)


















  Comments - 56

  • Friday, 05 February 2010 09:02 AM

    Suba Anagathayak!

    Friday, 05 February 2010 12:33 PM

    They should be told to travel in public transport like the good old days and use the money thus saved for the welfare of the poor masses

    Friday, 05 February 2010 12:37 PM

    He is having long needed rest will wake up from the slumber when the general Elections are called

    Friday, 05 February 2010 09:18 AM

    The speed at which this country is heading towards disaster.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 01:15 PM

    Arguably along with the President Rajapakse, & Gotabaya, Sarath Fonseka is the 3rd individual facing the highest level of LTTE threat. If SF's security can be whittled to 4 policeman, certainly our remaining 108 ministers and dozens of presidential advisors can do with far fewer security. Billions of rupees saved can be used to remove taxes on food items allowing us to eat 3 meals a day.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 01:25 PM

    yes, someone like SF could have cleaned up the household without fear (having faced down the LTTE) or political favouring (being independent). It was a lost.. or dare I say STOLEN opportunity.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 09:40 AM

    most western countries have passed a new law, killer drivers and can be jailed upto 10 years in prison, for negligence driving, why sri lanka is not adopting this law!!!!!!

    Friday, 05 February 2010 09:54 AM

    NOT ONLY MINISTERS. BUT ALSO OPPOSITION DOING THIS.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 05:34 AM

    Will this get the same gov and police attention the current conspiracy is getting … will the victim get justice

    Friday, 05 February 2010 05:41 AM

    typical VVIP/VIP misery inflicted on Citizen Silva. These politicos go from push bikes to luxury vehicles on the public purse after being elected but it doesn't stop there, the public has to flee whenever there is a convoy or risk being shot/beaten or killed.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 10:12 AM

    Suba anagathayak!

    Friday, 05 February 2010 05:50 AM

    Thank DM, for reporting this kind of incidents. Ministers and their goons think the entire road network belongs to them. Minister’s goons decide what should go into media. What a country we are living in?
    The culprits will go scot free, since they have super powers.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:04 AM

    Dear Mr.President, If you didn't tamed these wild dogs, our country will become a dog's land.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:05 AM

    Law of the jungle. Only ministers and their goons are kings in our country. All hail the King now!!

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:05 AM

    WOW.... how can anyone, i mean anyone threaten media for reporting news????

    This is wat the government is famous for cover up there sins!!!!

    Is this wat is called Democracy????

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:10 AM

    IDI AMIN Regime commenced truely as per the movies shown a day ahead of the elections. Take action, minister or priminister, it doesnt matter.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:11 AM

    Ministers and their supporters have licences to kill. So, ultimately it is the journalist who reports is the one to get the punishment. Ordinary people should be ready to face death in order to speed up the process of development undertaken by the Ministers and their cohorts.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:11 AM

    Whether it is a minister's supporter or not treat the driver as an independent person and apply the traffice law and let the LAW take it own course. I hope the Minister will not interfere. If he does please expose the man.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:12 AM

    The way these ministers and their cohorts travel in vehicles purchased on public money, it is no wonder. Independence for how long????

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:15 AM

    Please do not take action against the supporter of the minister as he is carrying out "Chinthanaya 2" .

    Friday, 05 February 2010 10:21 AM

    ur a good example for educated idiot

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:18 AM

    Police must arrest the errant driver soon and the course of law must be taken place irrespective of being a supporter of a Minister.
    If the Minister interferes, he must be stood down and subjected to law book as well.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:24 AM

    Bring back the death penalty for these Support Karaya's who will increase in number to secure the majority votes.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:31 AM

    We would love to see how the arms of law working on this tragic situation...?

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:33 AM

    hundreds of ministers thousands of their supporters and all are flying all over narrow Sri Lankan streets ! For them there are no rules, speed, one way, traffic lights are nothing !!
    Police who are very strict on commoners and keeping a blind eye on these people.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:38 AM

    ah the Minister! Now we are more keen to kow what happened to the Minister than the others!!! This is the begining of another era!

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:43 AM

    Kill( innocents) and be killed ( the thugs of politician).

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:43 AM

    find the driver of that vehicle and stone him to death ..thats what he deserves for killing an innocent bike rider . since the war is over now all the security squads given to these MINISTERS ?? should be removed .

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:44 AM

    hundreds of ministers thousands of their supporters and all are flying all over narrow Sri Lankan streets ! For them
    speed, one way, traffic lights doesnt count !!
    Police who are very strict on commoners and keeping a blind eye on these people. So expect many more to come in the near future !

    Friday, 05 February 2010 10:31 AM

    The Ministers think that they are the kings of the road, now even their supporters follow the same footsteps. Better thrash out both as the Police too are under their claws. Come on boys ..... kick out...

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:46 AM

    Was it having famous red and white plates?

    Friday, 05 February 2010 06:48 AM

    Mr Policeman ! ... was this part of Frederick Forsythe's new book ?? ohh ya now come with a good story...

    Friday, 05 February 2010 10:33 AM

    Guys find the currupted Minister, ask for justice, if not play the game over him.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 10:34 AM

    IGP - what is this man. Are you all still sleeping at the temple trees.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 10:36 AM

    Only the straight forward Sarath Fonseka can stop all these nonsense.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 10:39 AM

    Hay mann, are you a lunatic. As long as lunatic rulers rule this nation we cannot stop these acts. Better SF come and put all these currupted Ministers behind bars then you could say Jayawewa.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 07:09 AM

    who is the minister? open your eyes and think to whom you have voted? This is a good lesson for Sri Lankans.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 07:13 AM

    Who can stop this carnage and how?

    Friday, 05 February 2010 07:45 AM

    Reveal the name of the Minister, Then We can VOTE for him in the coming polls!

    Friday, 05 February 2010 11:10 AM

    If security of the General (Rtd) can be removed, why do ministers still have this enormous security backups at high speed. With terrorism defeated there is no more threat to these ministers?

    Friday, 05 February 2010 07:49 AM

    Police should stepup prosicuting the law-breaking drivers.TV should be used to educate the drivers to follow good road manners.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 07:50 AM

    Jayawewa

    Friday, 05 February 2010 07:53 AM

    i wish if a desciplined nation invaid Sri Lanka again and make this at least a desciplined country

    Friday, 05 February 2010 08:00 AM

    When will reason prevail in this land of bad drivers? Traffic police please don't harass innocent motorists for bribes when you don't stop VIPs vehicles for breaking the law. If we are not all equal in the eyes of the law then don't enforce it and see the results for yourself. This state of affairs just cannot continue as all VIPs drivers of the lawmakers break the law all the time.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 08:06 AM

    Suba Anagathyak

    Friday, 05 February 2010 08:07 AM

    Suba Anagathayak!!!!!

    Friday, 05 February 2010 04:14 PM

    Lamaya, sunrise is stolen anyway, wake up.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 08:07 AM

    stop killing in Srilanka.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 08:11 AM

    SUBA ANAGATHA SRI LANKA AND MR ...........CO INC.

    PLEASE KEEP VOTING THESE PEPLE INTO POWER.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 08:12 AM

    They should be severely punished, regardless who they are

    Friday, 05 February 2010 08:22 AM

    Who ever the minister is he cannot be blamed for what his supporter did!

    Friday, 05 February 2010 08:24 AM

    The way things are happening in Sri Lanka, soon reporters will not be able to report anything.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 08:31 AM

    Suba Anagathayak

    Friday, 05 February 2010 08:40 AM

    Suba Anagathayak

    Friday, 05 February 2010 08:45 AM

    Well this is the culture that the people wanted so badly and voted for it. Now they will have to learn to live with it as the best is yet to come.

    Friday, 05 February 2010 08:59 AM

    IF IT IS A GOVERNMENT MINISTER, NO POINT WASTING TIME ON INVESTIGATIONS!


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