At least 14 passengers were injured following an accident involving three private buses in Mundalama, Puttalam early this morning. The accident occurred when one bus rammed into two parked buses. The injured were admitted to the Mundalama hospital. (HJ)
This is the result of speed, one trying to outwit the other, risking the lives of passengers. This is a very common sight on Galle Road. I think it is high time the authorities concerned set a standard of discipline. It should not be like giving uniforms to the bus crew that just faded away within a few months.
Tharaka Chanaka Wednesday, 07 July 2010 04:43 AM
Either the driver was drunk, drugged, sleepy or simply careless...or a combination of all 4...this keeps on happening on and on...
Mohamed Shafraz Wednesday, 07 July 2010 05:24 AM
Authorities should review the process of issuing driving license, specially for buss drivers, in private busses conductors becomes drivers in a few months. they don't get proper training. In CTB it's not like that.private Buss drivers also should be trained by CTB and issued special license to try busses. Also should define minimum education qualification for buss drivers.
Raj Wednesday, 07 July 2010 05:42 AM
This is what happen, when hugh development goes without the real involvement of the people/ SRI LANKAN.
malkanthi Wednesday, 07 July 2010 06:04 AM
Transport minister, you must act fast to stop these marathon private bus operators! unless you dont mind reducing the population drastically!
Smart Aleck Wednesday, 07 July 2010 12:13 PM
I suppose if action is taken by the Police against the driver the Bus Jokers will go on strike.
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