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Tendency of road traffic accidents -10 deaths reported yesterday: Ajith Rohana

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A tendency of road traffic accidents was observed again in the country where ten people have died of road accidents only yesterday, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said today.

He said seven people have died of fatal accidents occurred yesterday (17) and three people who had been admitted to hospitals on Wednesday (16) due to road accidents  have also succumbed to their injuries yesterday reporting ten deaths bringing the total number of death reported yesterday to ten.

The DIG said, according to statistics, ten fatal accidents were reported regularly before the Covid-19 pandemic and a similar situation has arisen again in the country.

He said massive operations have been launched by the police and traffic police throughout the country specially during the weekend to arrest drivers for over-speeding, drunk driving and drivers violating road rules.


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  • Michael Ranasinghe Friday, 18 December 2020 09:26 AM

    People have to die for road rules to be enforced only to be forgotten after a month .. drunk driving is not confined to the night as the Police sadly assumes .. check vehicles that pull out of hotels and pubs in the afternoon .. you will be quite surprised what you find

    Mm Friday, 18 December 2020 09:26 AM

    Yes cops and law turn a blind eye when they see buses and politicians drive like maniacs. Those scooter type bikes are worse than tuks now. Uneducated Morons ride them

    Rajkumar Nagarajah Friday, 18 December 2020 05:07 PM

    We should ban trishaws and motor bikes in the country. The government once said to ban trishaws and recently said to introduce electric Trishaws. How on earth, law enforcement authorities allow entire family to ride on a small motorbike/scooter - This is uncivilized attitude. Parents with helmets and children without it. Are these parents mad to take two to three children in a motor bike!!! Please respect the right of a child. How many lives are lost in the country due to road accidents, drowning, accidents at home and many more. Please wake up Sri Lanka!!!


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