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30 killed in road accidents within six days: Ajith Rohana

26 January 2021 07:35 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A total of 30 persons have been killed and 90 others critically injured in 427 road traffic accidents reported within six days from January 17 to 22, Police said.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said 189 people had sustained minor injuries.

He said 119 were reported as vehicle damage accidents out of the total of 427 road accidents.

DIG Rohana said five persons have been killed in road accidents during the last 24 hours.

He said it was observed that most of the victims of road traffic accidents are motorcycle riders and pillions and requested the motorcyclists to take extra care when riding motorcycles. (Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 8

  • Frank Tuesday, 26 January 2021 07:43 AM

    So what about it. If you the Police do not wish to educate motorists the easy way or hard way.

    FF Tuesday, 26 January 2021 09:33 AM

    POOR PENALTIES FOR INCREASE IN ACCIDENTS IS THE MAIN CAUSE. WHEN WILL YOU GIVE HARSH PUNISHMENT TO SAVE THE LIVES OF THE INNOCENT ROAD USERS? NO POINT IS GIVING UPDATES, INFORM ALL ABOUT THE PENALTIES IMPOSED ON ERRANT DRIVERS/RIDERS

    Michael Ranasinghe Tuesday, 26 January 2021 10:03 AM

    We the public are given data to analyse .. if the Police cannot control accidents are we expected to do their job ..

    Arin P U Fernando Tuesday, 26 January 2021 01:25 PM

    Police has failed in their job. Ask Harin

    Ram Tuesday, 26 January 2021 02:28 PM

    Sri Lanka have disciplined drivers, a Super Traffic Police that police the roads, extra super legal system and finally an efficient court system that dole out penalties in keeping with the offences

    Buddhist Tuesday, 26 January 2021 07:27 PM

    It clearly shows Police is not doing its duty. Police FAIL.

    Lanki Tuesday, 26 January 2021 07:27 PM

    Sarath Weerasekera Minister must resign, this is unacceptable number.

    irresponsibility Wednesday, 27 January 2021 10:30 AM

    I am an expert in motor vehicle accidents and have all the expert knowledge and can help reduce the number of deaths. I once approached the Traffic DIG in Fort to give my expert knowledge and he failed to come for the meeting. I have contacted another DID after that and he was not willing to listen to me. The attitude of police and their vain pride proves that they don't care about the country and all these news articles are just to say something for the sake of saying.


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