A massive accident has been averted due to a heroic act of a young person.
Sandunil Sankalpa who prevented a train accident at Anamaduwa in Bangadeniya was felicitated by Minister Tissa Karalliyadda.
It was 8th of August. Sandunil Sankalpa who went to a nearby boutique at about 7.30 pm saw a speeding train proceeding towards Chilaw. The level crossing was not closed and vehicles on both sides of the track were about to cross. Acting instantaneously the boy closed the gates. This prevented a major accident. The Department of probation and Childcare had organized a felicitation function to appreciate this heroic deed of the young boy who studies in grade 5 at Bangadeniya school in Chilaw. He was offered a scholarship worth 60,000 rupees which would be paid in monthly instalments of 1000 rupees, a cash gift of 25,000 rupees, and school equipment. His mother was also gifted a self employment kit.