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Illegal motor races at night on the Southern Expressway entry road between Devata and Pinnaduwa are continuing unchecked causing much inconvenience to the people.

Residents of the area said the deafening noise emanating from motorcycles and trishaws racing along the road between 11.30 p.m. and 2.30 a.m. disturbed their sleep and their children's studies. They pointed out that a group of individuals receiving political patronage was organizing night motor races for high stakes.

The people living in houses by the roadside said they were the worst affected by the noise and that invalid elders and patients were forced to forgo sound sleep, while children attending to their studies were severely disturbed.

A senior police official said the Akmeemana and Galle police had received several complaints in this regard and legal action had been taken against several motorcyclists and trishaw drivers engaging in illegal motor races. He said motorcyclists and trishaw drivers from distant areas were taking part in the races organised through Facebook advertisements. (D.G. Sugathapala)

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  • Jaya Sunday, 05 August 2018 09:35 AM

    Helpless! Even MR did it in front of Dalada Maligaya Kandy.

    Lanka Perera Sunday, 05 August 2018 11:52 AM

    Trishaws?, racing?....must be at 40 kmph max...you dont need a highway to do that...A small lane will do.

    Lord Wolfstein Sunday, 05 August 2018 12:26 PM

    The penalty for illegal road races in Germany was increased in 2017 to up to 10 years in prison.

    Sonali Sunday, 05 August 2018 04:32 PM

    It won't be difficult to find out under who's political patronage these scum are using a public highway to entertain themselves. If the media cannot reveal his/her name due to repercussions then post it on social media. We the public have the right to know.

    Dee Sunday, 05 August 2018 05:18 PM

    3 wheelers and bike racing? What kind of 'influential' person's are they? Tuk drivers? Quite possible considering the type of politicos that have been voted in.

    tuk tuk Sunday, 05 August 2018 09:37 PM

    confiscate the vehicles. Come on police be brave and show your authority here.

    George Monday, 06 August 2018 07:41 AM

    Noisy and cant study and sleep? I have a pansala next to my place and no one cant question about the noise?

    laKSJB Monday, 06 August 2018 02:55 PM

    Have mosque and a Kovil as well


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