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The Sri Lankan Highway Code

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I have heard people talk as if driving in Sri Lanka is a uniquely terrifying experience and that Sri Lankan drivers are undisciplined, untrained, un-policed and reckless in the extreme. In order to unearth the truth of the matter, your correspondent has undertaken secret investigations at the Ministry of Transport and has discovered that a Highway Code does indeed exist, but never got published due to a decision by some long forgotten minister who apparently had a controlling interest in a funeral parlour.