A driver of a motor car who took offence at a driver of a SLTB bus plying on the Galle - Matara road for tooting the horn repeatedly in order to obtain space to overtake had assaulted the driver and the conductor of the bus when the bus had stopped at a bus stand.
The driver of the motor car who was so annoyed by the bus driver's tooting of the horn had boarded the bus when it had stopped at Mihiripenna to pick up passengers and assaulted both the driver and the conductor and fled from the scene, D. K. Ananda, an employee of the Koggala SLTB depot said.
The injured driver and the conductor had obtained treatment at the Matara General Hospital.
Habaraduwa Police are conducting further investigations. (S. Diyagahage)
Bala Wednesday, 12 July 2017 08:38
Well from a moral stand the bus driver deserved the thrashing as the Police are deaf to these wrongdoings But then the provoked car driver should not have taken the law inot his hands.
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AVB Monday, 24 July 2017 21:33
I wonder whether our vigilante would do the same with a private bus driver? Too dangerous!!
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OBSERVER Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:12
WELL DONE AND HIGHLY APPRECIATED .MOST OF THE DRIVERS IN THIS COUNTRY DESERVE THIS TREATMENT. DRIVERS IN THIS COUNTRY HAS OBTAINED THE LICENSE NOT FOR DRIVING AND JUST FOR HONKING.
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BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 12 July 2017 11:07
Well done and praiseworthy. Now this driver will be very careful to use the horn in the future.
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M.I.Illiyas Thursday, 13 July 2017 11:05
BRAVO WELL DONE.GIVE THE MAN A MEDAL
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daily boru Thursday, 13 July 2017 16:23
Somebody has to do the police work.
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laankikiya Monday, 17 July 2017 20:23
GOOD JOB done by the car driver
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k.soysa Friday, 21 July 2017 02:34
This is truly an annoying habit of all Sri Lankan drivers. Its disgraceful and dangerous and can cause "road rage" The police must ensure that (1) loud horns are banned, and (2) no vehicle must be allowed to "blow" repeatedly and in unreasonable circumstances
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kondaya77 Friday, 21 July 2017 23:03
Drivers should use their brains not the horn .
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indrajith Saturday, 22 July 2017 20:28
The incident clearly depicts the widespread lawlessness in this country. But, the car driver looks a real thug who took the law unto his own hands and could assault a bus driver and get away unscratched. He deserves punishment while the driver deserves a warning. Last, its most disgraceful the manner the comments are made
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John Monday, 24 July 2017 09:12
What happened to the promise by Govt some years back to declare Colombo as a 'no horning' zone?
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Sinha Monday, 24 July 2017 21:15
Well deserved beating for unruly drivers.
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ruwan Monday, 24 July 2017 21:53
wel done...the best treatment for the drivers
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kasun Sunday, 30 July 2017 09:06
the car driver is wrong to have taken the law into his hands, he should be brought to book. When the car driver boarded the bus he could have advised the bus driver in a polite manner
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Citizen Perer Sunday, 30 July 2017 15:48
Well done...indicipline bus drivers are the moct dangerous lot in our roads.
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