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Five accidents took place on the Southern Expressway on Sunday bringing the number of accidents reported so far in Sri Lanka’s first highway to 57.

Southern Expressway Traffic Police Division SP Eric Perera said that the accidents were minor incidents and no injuries were reported.

He also said that the motorists should be careful while travelling on the expressway as the misty conditions still prevail in the area. He said that a policeman is been placed at every exit and entry point in order to create awareness of the weather condition.

The Southern Expressway Traffic Division has fined 471 individuals mainly for exceeding the speed limit (100 kilometres per hour).

A total of 57 accidents have been reported causing injuries to 18 persons so far since the first expressway in Sri Lanka was opened on November 27, last year.

Emergency units have been placed in three points in Gelanigama, Kurundugahahatakma and Pinnaduwa. The emergency number of the expressway is 1969.  (Supun Dias)


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  • Achari Monday, 09 January 2012 12:11 PM

    Better name it Accident Way.

    MK Tuesday, 10 January 2012 05:55 AM

    Ive never seen so many people so interested in keeping count on the accidents on a road.. how about you include other roads as well.

    Chris Tuesday, 10 January 2012 08:26 AM

    Pls make arrangements to keep a count of the accidents happening in Galle road from Fort to Galle, Then compare and see which road is better ?????

    Jeff Tuesday, 10 January 2012 01:09 PM

    i was on the highway a few weeks back. The VIP Escorts travel way above the speed limit. Police with the speed machine just watch them and even stand up straight to respect them. unbelievable. Law for the dogs!!!

    Horst Germany Thursday, 12 January 2012 05:04 PM

    The first Expressway is only for practice.
    It will be better at the second.


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