Two passengers were killed and another thirty-three were injured when a container and a bus collided head-on at Bataliya in Nittambuwa on the Colombo-Kandy Main Road this morning.
Police said the injured were admitted to the Wathupitiwala Hospital.
Video by GS
Comments - 13
Arun Monday, 23 January 2017 11:09 AM
Reckless driving is the main cause for such accidents !Kandy - Colombo road is too busy now, need a alternative road very soon
Dellon Monday, 23 January 2017 11:23 AM
Increase traffic fine to rs 50000
aravinda Monday, 23 January 2017 08:39 PM
When will the government implement the increase of fines for traffic violations? Are they waiting till an accident happens to a minister? It is not the fault of the road but it is the negligence of the drivers that cause these accidents.
Sharon Monday, 23 January 2017 12:54 PM
I have seen Police stopping cars, SUVs, Vans all the time. How many of you have seen a Bus or a container stopped by Police? These are the results...
Ravi Monday, 23 January 2017 01:04 PM
I am fully agreed
Mervyn A Silva Monday, 23 January 2017 01:18 PM
It is a national disgrace. Why is human life so cheap and expendable in Sri Lanka? For a country that has lost so many lives to a long drawn out war and two insurgencies, when are we going to say 'Enough is enough!' and take some decisive action? The most valuable asset a country has is its human resource. If Sri Lanka is serious about becoming a developed country rather than for ever remaining a 'Developing Country' it needs to start by protecting and developing its human resource.
RK Monday, 23 January 2017 01:33 PM
Very well said. Long distance travel should have proper safety features and wider roads with many lanes each way. The left most lane should be given for busses and trucks and the right most lanes for speeding vehicles. At present it is very risky to drive long distance in Sri Lanka.
Mano Monday, 23 January 2017 01:37 PM
Moore effort should be made to transport containers by rail and get the container trucks off the roads. We have a good rail network, so why not make use of it to the maximum to have containers transported by rail???
Dinu Monday, 23 January 2017 05:04 PM
Hi It's sad story But there is no point in pointing towards to politician , bcos their minds are not that wider to think about How much value human value , so roads will be same tiny Until we find educated people in power
sunny Monday, 23 January 2017 06:11 PM
Politics do not allow. One proposes and one disposes. This is Sri Lanka politicos
SL Monday, 23 January 2017 09:31 AM
Sad about death,this type of daily basis accidents will continue till there are four lane tracks to Kandy .people who are driving on the road knows how difficult to drive through Kandy -Colombo road.people spend about 6hrs on the road to drive merely 120km.
BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 23 January 2017 09:48 AM
When monkeys are given a driving license this is bound to happen. When monkeys are doused with a uniform and labelled "Policemen", such incidents are out of control.
Dee Monday, 23 January 2017 10:57 AM
Can we have another protest organized by the JO against the proposed traffic fine increase please?
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