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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2645

One Way, Mr Ambassador

By Dushy Ranetunge

Colombo, 06 August, ( The US Embassy vehicle, a white Toyota Landcruiser was observed traveling the wrong way in a one way street on Thursday afternoon. Alfred House Gardens in Colombo 3 is a one Way Street, but the vehicle, with a senior US diplomat seated in the back seat was traveling in the opposite direction and trying to enter Galle Road breaching traffic laws in Sri Lanka.

While trying to do so, the Embassy vehicle bearing registration number WP - DP 0130 was seen in a confrontation with another vehicle traveling in the right direction.

In addition to breaching traffic laws in Sri Lanka, the Embassy vehicle was inconveniencing other drivers and placing others at risk of a serious traffic accident.

One could only speculate as to what the US State Departments position would be if the Sri Lankan Ambassador to Washington started driving up the wrong way on one way streets in Washington.

- Asian Tribune -

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