Mattakkuliya crossroad, a death trap | Sunday Observer

Mattakkuliya crossroad, a death trap

13 September, 2020

Residents of Centre Road, Mattakkuliya, Colombo 15, have called upon the authorities to install traffic lights as a matter of urgency at Centre Road, St. Mary’s crossroad which is now a veritable death trap.

A spate of accidents had occurred in the recent past at this crossroad and this has posed a grave danger to motorists and pedestrians.

It was only last week that three people, including a Senior Assistant Director of the Central Bank died on the spot, while travelling in a trishaw to work. Several others were maimed and injured. It was revealed that the van driver who rammed into three other vehicles was under the influence of heroin.

It has also been observed that motorcyclists seem to be using this stretch of road as a racing track, late at night, disturbing the peace of the neighbourhood.

There are schools close to this spot and children are exposed to these speed fiends.

This matter has been brought to the notice of the Officer-in-Charge of the Mattakkuliya police station, residents said. (DJ)