Special units to nab miscreants on Southern Expressway
Special units have been deployed to probe incidents where stones are
being thrown at vehicles travelling on the Southern Expressway.
Ports and Highways Ministry's spokesman told the Daily News that
several mobile security units too have been deployed round the clock by
the Southern Expressway Traffic Police Division to arrest the persons
and gangs responsible.
Five complaints have been received by the Police of stones being
thrown at vehicles plying the Expressway so far and among those
complaints are regarding damage caused to 10-15 vehicles. However, no
suspect has been arrested. He said that those involved will be strictly
dealt with by the law. Policemen in mufti would also be on the look out
He said a majority of the incidents were reported between the
Welipenna and Dodangoda interchanges of the Expressway. Recently, the
Southern Expressway Traffic Police Division was informed by former MP
Baddegama Samitha Thera after the car which he was travelling in was
stoned on the Expressway.
The Police informed motorists travelling along the Expressway to
inform the police on 1969 immediately if such incidents occur.