Road accidents had killed 115 children from 01 January to 15 October this year, police said.
Six people die every day in road accidents in Sri Lanka, according to the police.
“About 2,515 people died in road accidents in 2022,” director (traffic administration and road safety) SSP Manoj Ranagala said.
A large number of schoolchildren were killed in road accidents year in year out, he said.
“129 children died in 2022 and 115 had died by 15 October this year”, he said, adding that most vehicles used to transport children were not roadworthy.