A 48-year-old Chinese woman died when she was knocked down by a three-Wheeler while walking along the Matara-Kataragama main road in Dikwella yesterday, Police said.
They said the victim was a wife of a Chinese employee who is working at the Matara-Kataragama Railway construction project.
The 36-year-old three wheeler driver confessed to the Police that though he had applied the brakes, he could not control the vehicle knocking at the woman who attempted to cross the road suddenly.
The three wheeler driver was arrested by the Police and is to be produced before the Matara Magistrate today. (Nimal Landage)
Saman Tuesday, 27 March 2018 01:56 PM
Government has imposed strict regulations on safety measures of vehicles imported but not sure why three-wheelers not in that unsafe list. Every day these death traps causing many deaths due to accidents. Unfortunately responsible people only care about how much they get as a commission from the importers.
Jaliya Tuesday, 27 March 2018 05:47 PM
Three wheeler's are the most deadly vehicle on a public road in Sri Lanka. Even the state that produce three wheelers wont allow them to be operated by mass numbers like we see here. Only other country that has higher numbers of the deadly vehicle is Bangladesh (another country with no strict environment regulations) It is a gross polluter of environment and when combined with the driver who is only concern of themselves it becomes even catastrophic not only to those who are walking on the side of the road but to those who pay to ride one.
Siri de Alwis Tuesday, 27 March 2018 03:56 PM
Please stop importing three wheelers. Entire looks ugly becuase of thousands of this menace on the Sri Lankan roads.Siri
Madeinchina Tuesday, 27 March 2018 05:56 PM
Easy for you to say when you have a nice comfy car, selfish man, I'm sure you would shout yourself hoarse if taxes on cars are increased wouldn't you?
Jaliya Tuesday, 27 March 2018 05:55 PM
Look at the pic ? the three wheeler has struck the woman who was walking in the SAME DIRECTION as the movement of the three wheeler. The driver is guilty of murder and now making a fairy-tail that the woman was crossing the road. All bull ... just drive at a safe speed where you have the control of the vehicle you drive.
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