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Two people were killed in a lorry train collision when the lorry tried to drive past an unprotected railway crossing at Ambanawatta in Mirigama this morning, police said.

This express train was heading to Badulla from Colombo when it met with the accident. (Pushpakumara Mallawarchchi)





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  • baluiss Friday, 28 June 2013 07:19 PM

    PREMADASA ERA that man atleast put bambu to stop people getting killed, this government does DAYATA KIRULA ANARKALITA POLLA

    meranchi Friday, 28 June 2013 03:15 AM

    Contineucsley killing people from train related accidence but authority and the responsible government body also sleeping must acct fast wit out waiting a other killing take place main responsible man driver .....i

    Saud Saturday, 29 June 2013 12:00 AM

    Welcome to Sri Lanka !!

    Muthu Friday, 28 June 2013 03:51 AM

    Again this reminds us of the wisdom of President Premadasa when he got bamboo barriers installed as a temporary measure.

    Yuri Friday, 28 June 2013 08:11 AM

    Where else can take this kind of Accidents, only Kingdom of Idiots !!

    Yuri Friday, 28 June 2013 08:13 AM

    Ports and Airport to have done by for China for China. do not get it!!!

    LonwaboTsotsobe Friday, 28 June 2013 04:14 AM

    for god's sake when will the idoits realize it is important to fix these issues than have dayata kirula's and other tomfoolery?

    Concerned Commuter Friday, 28 June 2013 04:23 AM

    Nowhere in the world is every level crossing provided with gates. It is the responsibility of the authorities to ensure that there is a WARNING SIGN and a STOP sign at a level crossing. It is the responsibility of the driver of a vehicle to STOP at a level crossing before proceeding! ANY accident at a level crossing is the fault of the driver of the vehicle.

    drwingler Friday, 28 June 2013 08:58 AM

    Ad Hoc Solutions are asked. One can not wait until 2016 when The Signal Department hopes to install on all gates Signals and Bells. "2016" is an unrealistic dream resting in cukoos nest.
    The department has even now not enough manpower, funds, spares and tools to maintain the present signalling properly.,
    Many crossings have dangerous access lanes, often too steep. And often visibility is hindered and obstructed. If this can not be recitfied and mitigated, risky crossings have to be shut down and traffic derouted.

    But I guess nothing will happen in this direction. There are already more level crossings mishaps on the way to come. More people will have to loose limp and live.

    tube light Friday, 28 June 2013 06:32 AM

    crossing may be protected or unprotected.However when the society does not place any value to human life, these incidents cannot be prevented.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 28 June 2013 06:50 AM

    With so much money spent on low priority projects such as highways, additional ports and airports which serve only a limited number of people, one is at a loss to understand why the authorities cannot spend some money to install proper gates at these railway crossings. Are they waiting for a much bigger disaster before waking up.


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