Train collision: Four railway officials interdicted

7 August 2018 11:04 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Four railway officials have been interdicted in connection with yesterday’s train accident at Pannaliya off Polgahawela.

Spokesman for the Civil Aviation and Transport Ministry said officers under interdiction pending further investigations are the driver the assistant driver, the head guard and the under guard of the Rambukka bound train that rammed into the Kandy bound express from Colombo.

Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva had directed the Railway General Manager to interdict the officials pending an inquiry.

The minister also directed to appoint a three-member committee to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the train collision.

The Minister instructed that disciplinary action be taken against the responsible persons irrespective of their position.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 10

  • Bala Tuesday, 07 August 2018 11:13 AM

    The Minister instructed that disciplinary action be taken against the responsible persons irrespective of their position. So this is the first time they are acting properly ??Joke of the millenium.

    Triple X Wednesday, 08 August 2018 06:12 AM

    He too is responsible for this tragedy.

    Premalal Jayalath Tuesday, 07 August 2018 11:36 AM

    Aren’t they called “pilots”?

    Heee Tuesday, 07 August 2018 01:31 PM

    Yeah, yesterday B777 and A380 collided in Pannaliya off Polgahawela.

    kaluwa Tuesday, 07 August 2018 12:03 PM

    Siripala, don't know whether the engine driver has fallen asleep as the way you fall asleep in parliament?

    pradeep Tuesday, 07 August 2018 12:20 PM

    Only thing they do well ' STRIKE'

    sobers Tuesday, 07 August 2018 01:53 PM

    No interdiction! sack them!

    J A Nihal peiris Tuesday, 07 August 2018 04:47 PM

    Transport Minister's poor performance everyday Railway strikes Some Railway staff is inefficient if minister cannot run Railway Department please Resign immediately

    Yasin Tuesday, 07 August 2018 08:51 PM

    how will the ministers' resignation solve the problem?

    Dinesh Tuesday, 07 August 2018 08:08 PM

    Now they will have another reason to Strike.

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