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At least three people were killed in a train accident near Katunayake Free Trade Zone Sub station railway crossing this evening, Railway authorities said.

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  • Wasantha Sunday, 26 September 2010 04:26 PM

    Most of the youngsters are totally deaf & blind, when they get a chance to ride a motorcycle. They expect others to discipline and clear the path for them to fly not to ride. At last I have to say that negligence has caused to bring a tragic end, that they never expected so early. Those who left have no more pain but for parents and loved once have to suffer lifetime.Therefore I hope, that at least few of them will take this as a deterrent and rectify the errors.

    sabara Sunday, 26 September 2010 05:31 PM

    In Singapore there is Under-ground train...if we are to become Wander of Asia surpassing Singapore,,let us make all railway more accidents..elementary Jackson (he is good for this job too)

    chandran-kandy Sunday, 26 September 2010 07:48 PM

    I remember some four decades ago strict notice posts were erected in every Railway tracks in the near Railway stations.It says," Those who walk or cross the Railway tracks will be punishable one.". But no one obey this notices.This resulted the fatal death among us.

    Geronimo. Monday, 27 September 2010 01:50 AM

    When it rains, it pours!

    PGLP Monday, 27 September 2010 02:16 AM

    We hear of such accidents associated with railway crossings often. It is surprising why Government is not going for a action plan to contain this menace. I would like to suggest that this project could be assigned to respective departments of Universities to workout a solution . I am sure that there are many with creative ideas in our country for such problems. Most of them need funding. Government must launch a action plan soon.

    D.P.Liyanage Monday, 27 September 2010 03:05 AM

    No matter underground or surface trains. In Sri Lanka most of the rail road crosses (people who cross the train track at level crossings) do not care the train is on line or not. They think Trains are toys like things. No matter whether rail gate or barrier placed they don't care.

    ajith Monday, 27 September 2010 05:17 AM

    Accidents are a common phenomena all over the world.
    Self dicipline comes within you.
    The warning signs are there to educate awareness.
    Disregarding them will terminate you.
    Respect the road rules,if not you are inviting trouble.

    sltk2004 Monday, 27 September 2010 05:26 AM

    Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool. No matter what security measures (lights, bells, gates and the sound of the train), some people just have to go.

    Bluff Bluff Monday, 27 September 2010 05:37 AM

    Wasantha, you are absolutely right.

    Jason Monday, 27 September 2010 08:08 AM

    Are you going to pay for it?

    sltk2004 Monday, 27 September 2010 10:08 AM

    Can you compare Singapore 700 sq km with Sri Lanka 65,000. Imagine digging tunnels for the existing lanka rain network...

    AJ Monday, 27 September 2010 10:34 AM

    Sad as it may... its good to have the gene pool cleared of these clowns...

    Ibnu Batuta Monday, 27 September 2010 11:38 AM

    Human life has lost its value in this Dharma Dveepa.

    sabara Monday, 27 September 2010 02:07 PM

    For your info Sri Lanka Railways Engineers were trained under JICA in Japan for Electrification of Sri Lankan Railways way back in 1994. Though nothing happened the fault must be ours (not utilizing loan/grant) That shows that donors are available.

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