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People who take selfies on railways tracks would be arrested and legal action would be taken, a senior official of the Railways Department said today.

Accordingly, the Railway Department would deploy Railway Security officers on tracks to arrest people who use the tracks.

The senior official said the decision was taken following a weekly meeting at the Department.

The Railways Department has taken this decision following two incidents involving selfies in Kollupitiya and Ambalangoda recently.

“A total of 20 deaths have been reported so far during the past five months near vulnerable places on railway tracks or stations, while the victims tried to take selfie photos using their mobile phones or while engaged in conversations with their earphones plugged,” they said.

According to the Railways Act of 1864 it said, legal actions would be taken against the persons who use the railway tracks, but he question was that the law was never implemented.
“The department had decided to arrest people who attempt to take selfies, while standing on railway tracks,” he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • shukrimim Wednesday, 14 June 2017 04:25 PM

    Great action by Railways official, but i wonder how our official could implement it perfectly.

    ANTON Wednesday, 14 June 2017 04:25 PM

    NOT ONLY ON RAILWAY TRACKS, THIS RULE SHOULD BE APPLIED TO SEA BEACHES, MOUNTAINS, WATER FALLS, RIVERS ETC.............

    Nimal Thursday, 15 June 2017 04:54 PM

    Why not just implement the total ban on railway tracks?

    tuo Wednesday, 14 June 2017 05:10 PM

    I love the approaching train in the background.

    karu Wednesday, 14 June 2017 05:40 PM

    Rail tracks are meant only for the purpose for which they are built and anything else is risky. laws are ineffective if people are ignorant

    Rondy Thursday, 15 June 2017 10:29 AM

    Only selfies but usual pictures allowed. lol

    OBSERVER Wednesday, 14 June 2017 05:58 PM

    Technically good and practically ridiculous decision and how they going to monitor this is known to them only.we are in a country where almost all the places are filled with garbage and government has no idea how to manage the waste.so,sri lanka is an country nothing is monitored at all.

    zuh Wednesday, 14 June 2017 05:59 PM

    send the court notices to kanatta via DM iOS App

    ceylon Wednesday, 14 June 2017 06:01 PM

    it is the common understanding of personel safety.any one who neglect own safetysooner or laterit is matter of time to be victims. via DM Android App

    ADF Wednesday, 14 June 2017 06:21 PM

    Damn joke ! who's going to monitor every rail track laid in the country .. how impractical can you get

    Sambo Wednesday, 14 June 2017 07:48 PM

    who is going to stop them. A sign board. For our Sri Lankans. You must be joking.


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