Petrol bomb attack injures bus driver

23 November 2017 10:02 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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SLTB bus driver was injured following a petrol bomb attack at the Sudugala bend at Pallebedda, Embilipitiya this morning, police said.

They said the bus was passing the Sudugala bend at the time of incident and the bus was heading to Colombo from Monaragala .

The driver was admitted to the Embilipitiya District General Hospital with burn injuries.

The front face of the bus was damaged after the attack. The bus belonged to the Monaragala depot.

Police said the petrol bomb was thrown by a person who was on the top of a ‘Bo Tree’ near the Sudugala bend.

No suspects had been arrested yet and the Godakawela police are conducting investigations. (Ajithlal Shanthaudaya)

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  • Yahiya Thursday, 23 November 2017 10:47 AM

    Always CTB staff harassment from private bus staff. Last week Badulla bus driver is threaten close to nugegoda even passengers complain to 119 never attended police till end .

    lkboy Thursday, 23 November 2017 11:20 AM

    what a barbaric act.

    Passenger Thursday, 23 November 2017 11:27 AM

    I have traveled in this route for 3 years. This route is dominated by few bus operators from Embilipitiya. They are taking law to their hand. Scuffles between private bus conductors and CTB drivers are common scenes on roads everyday morning. Police doing nothing for these gangsters.

    meshach Thursday, 23 November 2017 12:10 PM

    while people make a big issue on religious sentiments what a way to commit a crime.. seated on top of a bo tree.. such a shame... via DM Android App

    jaliya Thursday, 23 November 2017 07:40 PM

    we have fuel crises ... who is stupid enough to waste petrol ?


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