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3 June 2018 08:25 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A 31-year-old Cyclist who entered and travelled two kilometers in the Southern Expressway (E01) has been taken into custody by Highway Traffic Patrol last night, E01 Deputy Director R.A.D. Kahatapitiya said.

He said the cyclist had entered into the expressway at the Galanigama Interchange via a toll gate which was closed during the time.

The Cyclist had driven over the centre median and had proceeded towards Dodangoda.

He was later arrested by the Highway Traffic patrol and handed over to the Bandaragama Police Station.

Police said the Cyclist was not under the influence of liquor when he was caught and his motive for the offence was not yet established.

The suspect has been released this morning under the Police bail. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 12

  • Sometimes Monday, 04 June 2018 04:28 AM

    Sometimes i come here purely for entertainment.Its either the politicians or the folks who never fail to amaze me.

    Shrink Monday, 04 June 2018 06:34 AM

    He should have been referred to a shrink.

    Jaliya Monday, 04 June 2018 06:56 AM

    Police said the Cyclist was not under the influence of liquor when he was caught and his motive for the offence was not yet established....... Motive ? Its pure stupidity, endangering himself and others on the HWY !!

    Bird Watcher Monday, 04 June 2018 07:01 AM

    Will the peacocks who take a walk on the highway also be arrested?

    Kumar Monday, 04 June 2018 07:07 AM

    This kind of thing happen in the US too. However, most of time the cyclist end up dead after getting hit by a vehicle. Every year there is a bicycle race that travel along freeway near where I live. It is not uncommon to have a bicycle rally along new segment of a freeway opening to vehicular traffic.

    Jaliya Tuesday, 05 June 2018 08:47 AM

    Idiot don't spread lies ... there are no freeways in the place where you live. instead, you have bull-carts and human waste along the roadside.

    Nuwan Monday, 04 June 2018 07:17 AM

    I think cyclists ride, not drive.

    GoodOne Monday, 04 June 2018 08:39 AM

    This was an act of protest to the currently running 'system'

    Jagath Leanage Monday, 04 June 2018 08:51 AM

    Brave guy .

    janthawa Monday, 04 June 2018 11:22 AM

    what is the brave?? you are a fool of your comment, as riding in the night or anytime what will happen if so happen an accident with a high speeding vehicle,mind it is an expressway......

    bravo Monday, 04 June 2018 01:13 PM

    Jagath - first please check you brave.......

    Premalal Monday, 04 June 2018 08:56 AM

    I am not condoning the action of this man but why don't the police take the same view when the politicians break all the traffic rules?


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