Dilantha Calls For Motorsport Safety Measures

Motorsport in general is a dangerous sport, hence safety cannot be undermined by any circumstances. The recent death of legendary motorsports rider Ananda Wedisinghe sent shock-waves through Sri Lanka’s motor-racing communities and raises the issue of safety again. 

Former motorsports riding champion Wedisinghe (47) met with an accident in the Group Super Motard 450cc Class race at the Nuwara Eliya Road Race held on April 23. He passed away at the Kandy National Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Monday after spending over four weeks in a coma state. Wedisinghe's family tried to fly him to Japan for further treatment but their attempt turned futile after failing to raise necessary cost.

The Nuwara Eliya Road Race has been under scrutiny regarding the safety and medical recovery reasons. 

Fellow racer Dilantha Malagamuwa has called on all communities regarding this issue. He has posted a request through Facebook.

Dayasiri Jayasekara, Minister of Sports, has appointed a special committee to probe the rider Wedisinghe's fatal accident. Many motorsport experts were of the view that did not meet the required levels and raised concerns of the safety of the riders.

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