Construction of illegal approach roads to business centres and residents across the railway lines in Negombo is posing a threat to life and limb by way of train accidents, say residents of the area.
The area most prone to accidents is Archbishop Nicholas Marcus Fernando Mawatha. `There are many illegal approach roads constructed to shops and residents across the railway lines along this road,` say residents.
They ignore the legally constructed approach roads to these places and construct roads at will because the Railway Department does not take any action against them, the residents said.
The Negombo Mayor, Nimal Lansa has written to the Railway Authority, requesting them to take legal action against the offenders to curb the problem.