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Colombo University lecturer dies in accident

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By Buddhika Kumarasiri 

Colombo, Feb 21 (Daily Mirror) - An Assistant Lecturer of the Colombo University who was knocked down by a lorry at Wickremesnghe Pura Junction in Battaramulla succumbed to her injuries on admission to the National Hospital in Colombo.

The victim Lakmini Bogamuwa (24) was an Assistant Lecturer of the Arts Faculty of the Colombo University and a resident of Wickremesinha Pura.

She was on her way to the university to report for duty when she met with the accident. The injured was admitted immediately to a private hospital and later transferred to the National Hospital, Colombo.

The driver of the lorry was taken into custody pending further investigations.


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  Comments - 17

  • Avery Markham Wednesday, 21 February 2024 04:47 PM

    Heavy vehicle drivers are maniacs in SL, no accountability. Govt should bring mandatory custodial sentences for causing death, similar to Australia.

    Tissa Fernando Wednesday, 21 February 2024 06:14 PM

    These lorry bus and most other drivers are killers on the road . They have no respect for other road users. Deshabandu should launch another campaign like Ukthiya to nab these unruly drivers.

    Nightowl Wednesday, 21 February 2024 06:16 PM

    My condolances, R.I.P

    Nazar Wednesday, 21 February 2024 09:35 PM

    Any special things on this accident ? Or due to her social status ?

    Concerned Thursday, 22 February 2024 05:27 AM

    A young life tragically ended. R.I.P young lady. Condolences to the family.

    Ali Wednesday, 21 February 2024 10:31 PM

    This is so sad,she lives closer to my place

    shelliah Wednesday, 21 February 2024 10:33 PM

    very sad news youg living girl worked hard for future life., need immediate action for road accident our government never care about it. it's sad,

    Shan Wednesday, 21 February 2024 10:33 PM

    Today, one lorry (on the lorry it was written Darshana Hardware, Kadawatha) overtook my car which was waiting at a pedestrian crossing and almost knocked a pedestrian crossing in front of my car. Its god's grace the pedestrian escaped. A few years back, when Mr Gotabhaya Rajapaksha was the secretary of defence, he made sure all vehicles obey traffic rules, especially at crossings. Is it no more enforced?

    Truth Thursday, 22 February 2024 12:45 AM

    The carnage happening on the roads comes to your home only when it happens to one close and dear to you

    Lal.Fernando. Thursday, 22 February 2024 03:08 AM

    My deepest sympathies

    Daisy Thursday, 22 February 2024 06:16 AM

    Intensely sad our heartfelt sympathies to the family. Price a country pays for the rule of thrada politicians who get about with convoys of security only safe in this land like no other.

    Karunaratne Semba Kuttige Thursday, 22 February 2024 08:14 AM

    Heavy vehicles like lorries busses and trucks must mandatorily be driven on the left lane in Colombo and suburbs also speed limits strictly be implemented

    navratne willamune Thursday, 22 February 2024 08:28 AM

    RIP. young life with full of hope extinguished by reckless driver. mandatory custodial sentences needed.should be banned from driving for ten years

    Cherath Thursday, 22 February 2024 04:05 PM

    Utter waste of a valuable life at such a young age. Deep condolences to the family!

    Sivapalan Varatharajan Thursday, 22 February 2024 05:29 PM

    Let honest traffic police person walk around our roads at all times of the day

    ANNECUNT Thursday, 22 February 2024 05:44 PM

    sad to lose you we need you in this country , not the politicians

    Dax RAJASEGAR Friday, 23 February 2024 06:33 PM

    Time wasted by taking her to a private hospital. Accident victims should be taken instantly to the National Hospital.

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