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Two people, including a policeman, were killed and another injured in a collision between a tipper truck and a three-wheeler near the second mile post on the Mahiyanganaya-Randenigala Road this morning, police said.

The truck driver was arrested and injured person was admitted to the Mahiyanganaya Hospital.

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  Comments - 9

  • Never4get Wednesday, 18 September 2013 12:18 PM

    There are certain rules governing speed, lanes to be maintained condition of vehicles, etc. These need to be enforced by the police. Understand that they have a tough job on their hands during heavy traffic - but heavy traffic is almost always caused by changing lanes, using wrong lanes - you see bikes swarming all over the road, following by the big bugs the three wheelers and the monstors like the container wheelers, buses, tippers, lorries they continue to squeeze the cars off the roads and invariably the two wheelers go flying and of course the driver of the car is to be blamed. FYI on a Thursday I overtook a container truck on Prince of Wales Avenue going to the Port to load - he had bald front tyres. Dont the police have any eyes!

    zeylanicus Monday, 02 September 2013 09:29 AM

    How did he three wheeler moved to that other side of the rode ? Was it traveling on the wrong side ?

    Wowser Monday, 02 September 2013 10:11 AM

    Why do you assume the accident was caused by the three wheeler?

    Imtias Monday, 02 September 2013 10:16 AM

    You three idiotic comments, Don't you have the brain of a size of grain ? These sand transporting tipper trucks are the most dangerous monsters on the road.. This what should be subjected to ban or else subjected to strict rules and punishments. They are ruthless and careless devils on the road.

    Raj Monday, 02 September 2013 11:32 AM

    Why arrest the lorry driver ? its obvious that it is the three wheel driver's fault.

    malakaya Wednesday, 18 September 2013 03:58 AM

    Tipper drivers are nothing better! We can't just assume whose fault is it.

    dilip Monday, 02 September 2013 06:52 AM

    how many times this was highlighted that no discipline of 3 W drivers, for tough actions How many people to be sacrifised

    ANTON Monday, 02 September 2013 06:54 AM


    Abdul Monday, 02 September 2013 08:17 AM

    we should ban three wheelers from sri lanka

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