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Big match revelry in Kandy Town came to an end with the police today taking into custody several people including some 50 students who were found driving their vehicles and sports go-carts in a reckless manner causing severe obstructions to the normal flow of traffic.

Sources said the big match between the two leading Kandy Schools -- St Anthony’s and the Trinity was an excuse for students and well-wishers to run riot in the Kandy Town. Some of the students and the well-wishers, several without driving licences, had driven the cars and vans in a manner that posed a danger to other road users.

The police said most of these taken into custody, except for four of them, were severely warned and released. Those further will be charged in court for reckless driving.

Seven luxury vehicles taken into custody were also released on police bail.

Kandy SSP Gamini Ellepola directed the special operation to arrest the unruly students and take their vehicles into custody. (J.A.L. Jayasinghe)
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  • stupids Saturday, 15 March 2014 12:15 PM

    Stop in Colombo as well stupidity at its highest

    umar Saturday, 15 March 2014 07:50 AM

    Dear Unfair,

    We Thomians are not an unruly bunch, therefore we did not make it to the news for recklessness, neither was any complaint made against us!

    So please don't comment for the sake of making one!

    Best regards,
    A true Thomian!

    Dayawathie Saturday, 15 March 2014 06:46 AM

    Why can't these idiots watch the game at the grounds instead of disturbing the day to day lives of ordinary citizens

    Vilage Boy Saturday, 15 March 2014 02:22 AM

    Police open their eyes and impose these rules only after the Royal-Thomian match. Only they can plat havoc. After that only the rules are imposed for the other big matches.

    3rd umpire Saturday, 15 March 2014 12:19 PM

    Should stop this big match "jogy"

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 15 March 2014 02:37 AM

    Well if the Politicians behave worse than this in the streets, why not school boys - once in a way.

    The Truth. Saturday, 15 March 2014 09:13 PM

    St.Peters parade police sent them along Marin drive but the Thomian Parade they were looking up when it was going along Galle Road.. via DM Android App

    Ranger thomas Saturday, 15 March 2014 03:36 AM

    Ask Keheliya Rambukkwela,. He will say - boys are boys. Don't be too harsh on them, they are part of the future generation.

    unfair Friday, 14 March 2014 10:24 PM

    What abt the same happened in colombo for at thomas college last week. .. already constriction at roads is creating a havoc and the same thing last week.. y not on that via DM Android App

    sobers Saturday, 15 March 2014 03:49 AM

    Well done, A few so called super rich class children adopt to these high handed acts. Police should be strict and also not allow the general public to be disturbed. Cheering should be allowed only in the grounds. In good old days that was the theme.

    Suq Madique Saturday, 15 March 2014 04:01 AM

    What about warning VIP convoys who also drive recklessly and are a danger to others. The school boys only do it once a year but we put up with the dangerous convoys on a daily basis.

    observer Friday, 14 March 2014 10:24 PM

    This is because everyone is encouraging this "behaviour" just because it is the big match. Then everyone is upset about the unruliness. Give them an inch they take it to the max!

    Pushparajah Sunday, 16 March 2014 01:23 AM

    What about warning the convoys who also drive recklessly and inconvenience to others and a waste of money

    Jane Saturday, 15 March 2014 05:51 AM

    [quote name="Suq Madique"]What about warning VIP convoys who also drive recklessly and are a danger to others. The school boys only do it once a year but we put up with the dangerous convoys on a daily basis.[/quote]
    Yes, absolutely right !

    Waco Saturday, 15 March 2014 12:13 AM

    Big Matches should not be accepted as an excuse to break the LAW of the land.

    I witnessed it Saturday, 15 March 2014 05:51 AM

    Dear Umar,

    How do you therefore explain the car crash that I witnessed between a yellow sports car and a 4x4 with Thomas flags on Gregorys road this week?

    Also the students climbing on peoples cars and tuk tuks damaging peoples property?

    And the bill that your principal has received this week to account for the damage caused?

    And the number of students arrested this week?

    Best regards
    An independent observer!

    I'm not complaining but don't think that you're an angel. Have fun but don't damage other people's property

    ANTON Saturday, 15 March 2014 06:35 AM

    MOST OF THE HIGHLY EDUCATED PEOPLE ARE ALSO BEHAVE UNRULY CAUSING OBSTRUCTIONS TO TRAFFIC, DOCTORS , LAWYERS, CAMPUS STUDENTS, MONKS, ....... WHAT ABOUT THEM........

    Ravin Saturday, 15 March 2014 01:47 AM

    Election campaigners too run havoc in streets. Arrest them also if you're really concerned about the safety of road users.


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