Six persons of the same family were killed when a trishaw collided with a tipper in the Mawathagama town this morning, the Mawathagama police said.
Six persons including a boy were travelling in the trishaw at the time of the incident. They were returning home after pilgrimage to Anuradhapura, the police said. The victims were residents of Hatharaliyedda.
Two bodies are at the Kurunegala General Hospital and the rest of the bodies are at the Mawathagama Hospital. (Supun Dias and Pics by Pushpakumara Jayaratne)
where the law , what speed the trishaw and tipper , how many pax in one trishaw allowed , has the driver of tipper and trishaw drunk , has both vehicles followed lane rules. ask all these questions , now no use , all the living should are now dead , whos is going to ask
ENW Friday, 17 June 2011 11:59 AM
Most of the time problems in the roads are due to reckless driving of Three wheel drivers.They take law onto their hands.How can 6 people go in a 3 wheeler?
john Friday, 17 June 2011 10:13 AM
Very sad for this family.
unfortunately the way people drive is a direct reflection of the society they live in .
srilankan Friday, 17 June 2011 07:08 AM
this is the most dangerous thing the public is facing...There's LAW in books only...But in reality these kind of drivers escape either by bribing/political influence....during last 6 months everyday we are hearing some major accidents. What are the measures SriLanka Motor Traffic/SriLanka Police have taken to reduce these type of accidents? why can't we see nice drivings like in UK?
Travis Friday, 17 June 2011 06:49 AM
Very true. From the young age at school what we teach our children is how to run in the rat race ie. to go beyond others, and they carry that on to the streets as well.
Ajith Ekanayake Friday, 17 June 2011 06:35 AM
What a seen.. it is horrible to get killed this way. No awareness of danger at all. No values for human life .. at least set max number of people can be traveled in a trishaw... Sri Lanka is the number one in road toll wise..
ud Friday, 17 June 2011 06:21 AM
no insurance for your life...insurances are nothing...just pray to your god...or what ever you believe in
Thareen Friday, 17 June 2011 06:09 AM
It is not only a problem with 3 wheeler drivers,These big truckies mostly do not care about small vehicles. Also single lane roads are the curse for many accidents. Like the express way, we need wider roads and also need good economy to shift to cars from 3 wheelers.
Bumba Friday, 17 June 2011 05:10 AM
Start with basic discipline from a young age at school and at home. Learn to use the roads in a disciplined manner.
Sanath R Friday, 17 June 2011 06:04 AM
How many passengers are allowed to travel in a three wheeler, or is there no such regulation? We often see overloaded three wheelers on the road and such traveling is inviting to accidents.
Bumba Friday, 17 June 2011 06:03 AM
It is not only the three wheel drivers. The gentleman drivers are no better. The too change lanes at random, overtake on the wrong lane etc. The difference is that most of these gentleman drivers ware a tie.
I Hussein Friday, 17 June 2011 05:51 AM
The other half that you talk about with license also the same. No road rules no mannerism no descipline no moral and on and on. And contribuiting immensly to pollute the enviornment.
Jabos Friday, 17 June 2011 05:25 AM
Three wheeler drivers are a menace. Half of them don't have license to drive and wonder what the cops are doing... They harldy seem to know any road rules + don't care for a second about others around them. When is this gonna stop?
tma Friday, 17 June 2011 05:17 AM
How sad.... Negligent driving is the order of the day in Sri Lanka.
malkanthi Friday, 17 June 2011 05:21 AM
Despite them having gone to Anuradhapura to participate in religious programs, wonder why they had to face this tragic accident!
c.dissa Friday, 17 June 2011 05:06 AM
So this is how we start a new day in Sri Lanka, HA ?
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