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Four passengers had been killed when the three-wheeler taxi they were travelling in collided with a motorcycle and a bus travelling from the opposite direction in Eheliyagoda on the Colombo-Ratnapura Main Road this morning, the Police said.

The taxi was plying from Ratnapura to Avissawella and collided with the two vehicles travelling on the opposite direction near the 71/3 culvert in Eheliyagoda.

The Police said two injured motorcyclists had been admitted to the Eheliyagoda Hospital. There had been three on the motorcycle, according to the Police.

The bus driver and the motorcyclist had been arrested by the Eheliyagoda Police.

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  • Moodastan Saturday, 06 June 2015 10:22 AM

    All three-wheeler must ban. These indian scraps are designed population control. Tthey are okay for india but not for srilanka.

    zuh Saturday, 06 June 2015 11:54 AM

    all the 3 wheelers should be under few reputed companies. so that it will be accountable via DM Android App

    Premalal Saturday, 06 June 2015 12:01 PM

    90% of fatal accidents are caused by high speeding Buses which are never stopped by the traffic police. If anyone has seen a traffic policeman stop a bus for traffic violation please respond. You only have to observe how police ignore flying buses and charge others. I hope the government will put a stop to this carnage because the police will not.

    OMG Saturday, 06 June 2015 12:12 PM

    Three wheels are designed in such a way that the riders get a false sense of safety. The canopy and the windshield do not offer any protection at all in a collision.

    Ryan Saturday, 06 June 2015 12:27 PM

    similar to this regime, three wheelers also crash, the country gone to dogs

    Oliver Cooray Monday, 08 June 2015 11:17 AM

    First of all the traffic rules Must be applied in Sri Lanka in the event of an accident. Traffic is always chaotic in Sri Lanka. Even the Police is not performing their duty on live traffic situation. Especially the Ministry of Transport seems has less interest in streamlining the traffic SAFETY FOR THE SAKE OF PUBLIC AWARENESS. A very unprofessional traffic monitoring in by Sri Lankan Police, this ignorance lead to public tragedy on Roads.


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