Train-van accident kills two

14 May 2013 03:16 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Two persons including a child were killed when a van collided with a train at an unprotected railway crossing at Arukwatta in Padukka this morning, police said. Pix by Buddika Kumarasiri

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  • janak Tuesday, 14 May 2013 05:48 AM

    WHY CANT RIALWAY DEPARTMENT PROTECT THESE CROSSINGS ? GOVERNMENT SPENDING MONEY FOR NOTHING. MATTALA N PORT WHITE ELEPHENTS

    R.Dias Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:40 AM

    Today's supplement on Madu Railway line could have built 10 protection gates...what is wrong with our Country..?

    mohamed asfar Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:38 AM

    every country in the world has at least some unprotected railway crossings. the choice is with the driver to cross or not. also train is not a small thing to miss.

    widya Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:00 AM

    anichche dekke anaathme... via DM Android App

    CCITIZEN Tuesday, 14 May 2013 03:48 AM

    We won't see an end this tragic deaths until the heartless Transport Minister is cured of his INSANITY! How many of these tragic deaths have occurred in these UNPROTECTED railway crossings in the recent past BUT TO DATE THE AUTHORITIES ARE MINDLESSLY AND HEARTLESSLY IGNORING THIS ISSUE!!!

    rathne Tuesday, 14 May 2013 03:54 AM

    So much money wasted for white elephant projects like Hambantota harbor, Mattala airport!!!! With some ample amount of the money spend for those projects, entire rail system cloud have fixed with protective gates!!!!

    Appu Tuesday, 14 May 2013 07:55 AM

    There are officers and Minister waging from railway. These people requesting more money to deploy signal lights, is much costly. However there are several Sri Lankan who designed and demonstrated, how to implement signal lights on railways tracks to eliminate such disasters with low cost. Still our responsible people are sleeping.

    Rata Nagamu, Api hademu. !!!!!!!!

    Sarath Tuesday, 14 May 2013 11:48 AM

    My Name is Dr Sarath Wimalasuriya...I invented a solar powered radio controlled fully automatic rail gate. As railway authorities didn't allow me to test it on an unprotected railway crossing, I fixed it on my compound. Suba Anaagathayak !


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