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At least six persons, including two children were killed when a three-wheeler collided with the ‘Yal Devi’ train at the railway crossing at Getawa, Ambanpola around 9.10 this morning, police said.









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  • Kiwi Wednesday, 28 November 2012 01:11 PM

    Train must have been speeding!!!

    Frank Wednesday, 28 November 2012 07:15 AM

    well said

    mamath Wednesday, 28 November 2012 01:31 PM

    First job for SupremeSat1 ,,the first Sri Lankan Satellite..COUNT THE UNPROTECTED RAILWAY CROSSINGS IN THE ISLAND

    chandler Wednesday, 28 November 2012 07:34 AM

    The land where value of human lives are ZERO. This would ne another forgotten incident tomorrow. Authorities in Sri Lanka are busy making money and wouldn't give two hoots for this incident. This is a tragedy but Sri Lanka itself is a tradedy now.

    Deborah Wednesday, 28 November 2012 08:06 AM

    Three wheel drivers are a law unto themselves. The government should look at putting up properly operated railway gates and not just bamboo make shift ones that do not serve the purpose, as those operating them are no where near when the train is on track.

    Lal.Fernando. Thursday, 29 November 2012 03:14 AM

    May they all rest in Peace.

    romafour Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:20 AM

    sending settelite is income for rulers but the gate are safty for people which not give income for same rulers,,, who cares ordinary ones

    Sonali De Silva Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:28 AM

    This is the price to be paid for all reckless drivers whether it be two, three or four wheel. Even with the crossing protected I have seen "stunt" motor cyclists creep through the barriers to cross over and some even have a pillion rider.

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:21 PM

    Why cant Railway Department Install a propper alarm system. This is an advanced world. Atleast a signal light can installed to these unprorectd crossings without much expense.

    Al Rasa Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:53 AM

    Three Wheeler Drivers have already become a menace to the country. This is further aggravated with the influx of new Three wheelers to roads. No pedestrian is safe on the road now as well as the travelers in threewheelers.

    gowravi Wednesday, 28 November 2012 10:08 AM

    Totally agree with what u said. Billions of funds wasted on Satellite, who is benefiting ? is it the general public ? No..
    But the innocent public gets killed like this and no action taken. What a country, what a governance ? God bless SL citizens

    Most Wanted Wednesday, 28 November 2012 05:06 AM

    reckless auto drivers....

    Grumpy Wednesday, 28 November 2012 05:13 AM

    Whom to be blamed? Train Driver, Auto Driver or the Railway Authority? Damn....

    truth Wednesday, 28 November 2012 05:23 AM

    Why speak of three wheels and drivers..... There are reckless drivers in all forms, not only three wheeler.

    Why not ask why gates are not installed at crossings and they are manned.

    We are sending Satellites but have no budget to install gates and man them,.... What a pathetic situation...

    Truly this is miracle of Asia...............

    Marikkar Wednesday, 28 November 2012 05:30 AM

    Fully concur with you truth

    yaldevi Thursday, 29 November 2012 04:50 AM

    No railway gates, this could happen to you!!!!!!!!!!

    MW Wednesday, 28 November 2012 05:34 AM

    three wheeler drivers and army vehicle drivers have become a menace now a days.


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