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By Romesh Madushanka


At least 15 soldiers were injured when the bus they were traveling in ran off the road and crashed into a tree in Vavuniya this morning. The bus involved in the accident was transporting troops from Elephant Pass to Anuradhapura.

The injured soldiers were admitted to the Vavuniya hospital for treatment.  



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  • Sicillian Friday, 06 August 2010 03:52 PM

    As much as we love the troops these days they should learn to keep it forever. I really hate the way they drive.

    RajasH Friday, 06 August 2010 07:24 AM

    cant blame tigers any more

    TC Friday, 06 August 2010 07:36 AM

    good... just look at those army personnel driving the vehicles inside colombo... reckless driving.. at least now they should learn to behave

    Girigoris Friday, 06 August 2010 07:40 AM

    We have to blame the tree and mother nature for this as the tigers are gone. Remove all trees where there are troops and politicians are in transit.

    Gayan Samarasekara Friday, 06 August 2010 07:52 AM

    Normal traffic rules and regulations particularly of speed limits, should apply equally for everyone. Extremely reckless driving of the troops transportation vehicles and VIP vehicles, is a huge risk for normal pedestrian lives.

    MK Friday, 06 August 2010 08:37 AM

    I cant believe the comments in this page so far. These guys sacrificed their lives to safe guard your life and your children's and parents lives. And they work tirelessly everyday, with no personal and family life so that you can go home safely and live with your family. And when something bad happens to them, this is what you guys have to say????!!!

    Nuwan Friday, 06 August 2010 08:47 AM

    Does that mean that they are over the law? The normal procedures are not applied over them. This is civil society, not the battle field. When they fight the war who bared their expenses, who backed them, its the general public. So they should respect the public also, then they will earn their respect.


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