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Sri Lanka Railways (SLR) Operations Superintendent L.A.M. Ratnayake said the law would be strictly implemented on those walk along the railtracks.

“The Director General of Railways has instructed the Railway Protection Services (RPS) to arrest those walking along the rail tracks as it is illegal to do so. Legal action will be taken against those who are found walking along the rail tracks,” he said.

Mr. Ratnayake said that this measure was taken because of the increasing numberkilled and injured while walking along the tracks.

“Several people have been killed or injuredin train accidents that occur while walking on rail tracks. At least 12 deaths are reported for a week,” he said.
Mr.Ratnayake said the RPS had recentlyarrested a number of people who were walking along the tracks.

He saidthe main reason for accidents that occurwhile walking along rail tracks was carelessness.

“Walking while using mobile phones is a major cause for this kind of accident,” he said. (Tex and video bySanath Desmond)


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  • PRASANNAJIT Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:56 AM

    Good move at last.

    Mahen Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:32 AM

    Where will they shoot the music videos now?

    Chandani Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:58 AM

    Why doesn't he take action against those who stopped the train carrying C 4 journalists for several hours in A'pura.Isn't that illegal too???

    Lal Wednesday, 20 November 2013 12:05 PM

    Good move. But what about those who walk across the rail tracks? Isn't it illegal?

    kumar Friday, 22 November 2013 08:24 AM

    Govt. thugs are exempted from these rules.

    Jay Wednesday, 20 November 2013 02:28 PM

    @Chandani, walking along the tracks and stopping a train by democratic protest are totally separate and independant issues. They have all the right to stop the train by way of democratic protest. If you didn't know, that leaders of Sri Lanka have been stopped attending diplomatic missions in Britain by protesters, whom they call 'Democratic protestors'!

    an s !!!kith udugama Saturday, 23 November 2013 04:28 AM

    Ch 4 journalists should have been beaten mercilessly .

    LTTE supporters Are you too ???

    PRASANNAJIT Thursday, 21 November 2013 03:32 AM

    Now this is called " koheda yanne malle pol"

    PATRIOT Thursday, 21 November 2013 03:33 AM

    Most of the walkers are poor people living in remote areas. I can just imagine the number of people in prisons.

    nalaka Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:42 AM

    good step, but what about those living in a shanty near railway lines. Some of those houces are too close to the rail lines

    sandra Thursday, 21 November 2013 04:04 AM

    finally!


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