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* Sri Lanka Transport Board launches a programme to minimize road accidents
Wed, May 4, 2011, 09:18 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 04, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state owned passenger transport division, Sri Lanka Transport Board has named the month of May as the month of accident prevention.

Under a programme, named 'We save you', currently underway during the month, accident prevention committees have been appointed in each depot of the Sri Lanka Transport Board.

A competition to select the depot with minimum accidents is also underway.

The Deputy Minister of Transport Rohana Dissanayake says that an increase in number of accidents involving state-owned buses has been recorded in the first quarter of the year.

In the first three months of this year there were 380 accidents involving Sri Lanka Transport Board buses resulting in 23 deaths. In 2010, the number of accidents involving state buses was 1,158.

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