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A pregnant woman, who has vomited inside a private bus, has been abducted and later forced to clean the bus by herself.

The woman got sick and had vomited inside the bus, while she was travelling with her mother to attend the clinic.

However, the bus owner, who was said to be working as the conductor at the time of the incident, has detained her forcibly till the bus arrived at its destination in MIrigama town and told her to clean the bus.

The woman, who was threatened had removed the carpets and washed the bus with the support of her mother.

The woman has missed the clinic due to the incident and has contacted the Western Province - Road Passenger

Transport Authority (RPTA) which has instructed to inform the incident to the nearest Police Station.
She has lodged a complaint with the Kotadeniyawa Police.

The bus owner and the driver have been arrested by the Police on charges of threatening, abducting.
Suspects were later released by the Police as they apologised to the woman. (Thilanka Kanakarathna and Pushpakumara Mallawarachchi)


  Comments - 27

  • lila Wednesday, 15 February 2017 09:36 PM

    We sinhalese are so selfish.

    Eesha Friday, 17 February 2017 10:49 AM

    apology doenst cut it he should have been given a stiff sentence maybe like 25 years unbailable

    andrew pitugala Thursday, 16 February 2017 09:57 AM

    Should be given public whipping.

    Gamarala Thursday, 16 February 2017 09:46 AM

    This news item is horrendous. This poor woman was pregnant - do they have no sympathy at all. Do these two unkind people have mothers or sisters? Every society respects a pregnant mother. This is disgraceful in the a predominantly Buddhist country where we show compassion even to animals. These two people should have been made to pay some sort of compensation to the pregnant mother. They got off very lightly.

    suresh Thursday, 16 February 2017 08:47 AM

    oh 2500 year old culture in display

    DD Thursday, 16 February 2017 08:25 AM

    very true. NO human kind in SL

    CitizenBrownie Thursday, 16 February 2017 05:31 AM

    The driver and conductor must be be sent to the maternity ward and asked to feast on baby poo for three days.

    Umesh Thursday, 16 February 2017 02:39 AM

    Probably partaking in a Mannequin Challenge

    Nash Thursday, 16 February 2017 01:42 AM

    If she was lost, there would have been more passengers to help her out

    kondaya77 Thursday, 16 February 2017 01:10 AM

    Reason why every bus should carry vomit bags. sorry this is Sri Lanka,they will be stolen.

    Avisenna Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:09 PM

    So inhuman. Has he wife an children Disgusting. via DM Android App

    Kalusudha Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:01 PM

    Over to you Con-Dosthara Gemunu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Gamage Wednesday, 15 February 2017 09:48 PM

    We are officially THE WORST country on the planet.

    g.senanayake Wednesday, 15 February 2017 09:42 PM


    Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 15 February 2017 01:33 PM

    The conductor, so-called bus owner should have been born to a Buffalo, dam idiot.

    dev Wednesday, 15 February 2017 08:51 PM

    what if something unfortunate had happened who is accountable for it.. we live in a community which has taught us to treat all mothers as our mother.. really shamed to read such incidents.. the conductor or so called owner should be punished via DM Android App

    Batman Wednesday, 15 February 2017 07:01 PM

    I will bathe that bus owners bus in the blood of his drivers and make him clean it.

    Mason Wednesday, 15 February 2017 06:24 PM

    Apology are mere words and the gullible accept them as there is no alternative. The Police should have filed action against these guys and got them to pay compensation to the Lady.

    Leo Wednesday, 15 February 2017 02:08 PM

    So all that Hirunika has to do for the abduction case is apologise to the victim. via DM Android App

    Saranga Wednesday, 15 February 2017 01:55 PM

    Disgusting and ill educated morons

    Anja Wednesday, 15 February 2017 01:48 PM

    Everyday we face nice wonderful amezing experience with bus drivers and conductors only talks from government but no action against these dirty people via DM Android App

    rosebud Wednesday, 15 February 2017 01:47 PM

    But oh my were so religious and self righteous via DM Android App

    willows Wednesday, 15 February 2017 01:47 PM

    Police has no right just to release these two idiots for a simple apology, they should pay this lady with free travel until her delivery.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Wednesday, 15 February 2017 01:38 PM

    Very sad state of our SriLankans, at least one Good Samaritan was not there in the bus to talk on behalf of this pregnant lady. Shame of our people indeed.

    kaboos Wednesday, 15 February 2017 01:37 PM

    The police should have forwarded suspects to a lady magistrate. .

    Vijith Pieterz Wednesday, 15 February 2017 01:36 PM

    That poor lady should have claimed for all her damage, missing the clinic.

    J Palitha Wednesday, 15 February 2017 01:35 PM

    What were the other passengers do when this pregnant mother and her mother was washing the bus? Were all those guys are blind or deaf?

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