MR's security detail: Police sergeant dies during fitness test

21 March 2017 07:56 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A Police sergeant attached to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s security detail has died during a fitness test being held last morning, Police said.

45-year-old Sergent Sumith Seneviratne was a resident of Meerigama was participating in physical and medical tests in which if successful would have made him eligible for promotions and allowances as a member of VIP security.

Police said he had served the Police Department for 24 years and was taken ill during a road run near the Gamini Hall in Colombo 2.

He died on admission to the Colombo National Hospital.

Police said the sergent had passed a routine medical examination which cleared him for participation in the aptitude test. A postmortem examination will be conducted shortly. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 8

  • Nimal Wednesday, 22 March 2017 04:43 AM

    Just wasting public resources as usual.

    MARCH Wednesday, 22 March 2017 05:57 AM

    "The Ides of March"

    Selvyn Wednesday, 22 March 2017 05:22 PM

    Its a sign for MARA to repent for all his unforgivable sins and seek forgiveness via DM Android App

    ceylon Tuesday, 21 March 2017 08:04 PM

    this man died trying to protect bigest distroyer of the country. via DM Android App

    Lal Tuesday, 21 March 2017 09:21 PM

    For what does MR need all these guards anyway? He abused his powers for 10 years and still can't retire?

    nuwan Tuesday, 21 March 2017 09:54 PM

    No one can escape from it when his time has come to an end. RIP.

    kondaya77 Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:12 PM

    Did the G.M.O.A. Doctors attended to him?

    tharak Wednesday, 22 March 2017 03:35 AM

    if he didn't save the country will be no more now

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