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Father, son killed, three injured in Pitagaldeniya

17 August 2017 12:31 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A father and his son had been killed while the mother and two female passengers were seriously injured when the car they were travelling in veered off the road and plunged into the Gurugoda Oya early last morning near the Pitagaldeniya Bridge on the Kegalle –Avissaswella Road, the Police said.


The injured were admitted to the Kegalle General Hospital in critical condition.


The deceased were identified as Rajapaksege Abeyratne  Karunatilleka (57) and his son Dushmantha Karunatilleka (32).

 
Wife of Mr. Karunatilleka, Ranhavadige Gedera Srhiyalatha Malkanthi (51), his daughter Nishandi Prasangika (27) and his daughter-in-law Sara Jesika Perera were injured in the incident.

The Police said  they were from Ketakumbura in Kadugannawa.( By Chaminda Jayalath and Rohan Kumara)  

 

Video by Saliya Gamasingharachchi

  Comments - 2

  • Bala Thursday, 17 August 2017 12:54 PM

    Falling asleep at the wheel in the early hours of a morning is likely cause. Sad to hear that at first sign of fatigue, he did not take a long rest.

    ANTON Thursday, 17 August 2017 01:08 PM

    DON'T MAKE ANY MISTAKE WHEN YOU DRIVE, COS YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE TIME TO SAY " I AM SORRY"


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