Two brothers aged 23 and 26 from Bambalapitiya were killed in a head-on collision between the car they were travelling in and a private bus at Kosgama in Miriswatte early this morning, police said.
The deceased Sadeva Udaya Ellawala Dharmadasa and Avendra Chaminda Ellawala Dharmadasa were residents of Bambalapitiya.
Their bodies are lying at Avissawella Hospital Mortuary, police said.
The driver of the bus has been taken into police custody in connection with the accident.(Ajith Siriwardana)
Comments - 12
premalal Saturday, 23 August 2014 07:25 AM
The tragedy continues. More often than not a commuter bus is involved. They care for their fare more than peoples lives.Has anyone seen a bus being stopped by traffic police? Why???
ANTON Saturday, 23 August 2014 07:28 AM
ISN'T THERE ANY ONE IN "RATA ACCIDENT KARAVANA THANA' TO PROPOSE REMEDIAL ACTIONS FOR THIS TYPE OF THINGS.
Police Karaya Monday, 25 August 2014 01:34 AM
Because most of these bus owners are our friends who were in the Police force. Why should they stop their own busses. They can break all the rules and drive crazy because they know their own busses will not be stopped. This is the honest truth... !! I don't have a bus....
Sa Saturday, 06 September 2014 03:12 PM
Andy, it's best not to state anything if you don't have any evidence regarding such things. They were NOT intoxicated!!
Bala Saturday, 23 August 2014 06:20 AM
Gone too soon :( RIP :(
Chandana Saturday, 23 August 2014 06:27 AM
OOPs what a tragedy and how could parents bear this, two young boys, Oh God console the dear and near ones of them. Rest in peace!!! So sad.
Srilal Ahangama Saturday, 23 August 2014 11:39 AM
Was the bus on the wrong side of the road
Inoka Makalanda Saturday, 23 August 2014 11:46 AM
Mr. Premalal, I agree with you! As a constant outstation Traveler, I know that buses are never stopped; only Trishaws. Bikes & other vehicles are stopped for a mere reason like going 1km more than specified. The buses race on the roads and policemen are blind to them; We know why................
Andy Monday, 25 August 2014 08:50 AM
Sad to hear that the kids were actually intoxicated... I really hope this is not the case
Narayan Saturday, 23 August 2014 06:59 AM
This sort of events will never stop until we fix our roads. Our roads are over crowded with impatient people who always want to go fast. Dear law makers, please fix our roads.
Gayan Saturday, 23 August 2014 07:04 AM
I saw this in the morning.. it was a jeep and really did doubt anyone survived that with the look of it.
Kamileen Yaheya Saturday, 23 August 2014 07:15 AM
Unbearable loss to the parents! Two lives in their prime to leave this world so soon is a real tragedy. May the souls RIP!!
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