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Four airmen killed in head-on collision in Warakapola

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Four Air Force personnel were killed when a three-wheeler and a truck collided head-on at Dummaladeniya in Warakapola on the Kandy-Colombo Main Road early this morning.

Police said the deceased airmen were travelling in the three-wheeler.

Investigation revealed that they were attached to the Ratmalana Air Force camp and were returning from a funeral when the accident occurred.

The driver of the truck was arrested and the Warakapola Police are investigating.


  Comments - 8

  • Huna Tuesday, 31 December 2019 11:10 AM

    Three-wheeler is safe vehicle to be used for public transportation , Authorities should ban it

    Anmanpan Tuesday, 31 December 2019 11:45 AM

    Agree, The three wheelers are a curse to the road.

    Citizen Tuesday, 31 December 2019 11:27 AM

    Road accidents kill more than the war killed during the 30 years. Police need to be vigilent at night rather than the day time for driving under the influence of liquor

    Matthew Samuel Tuesday, 31 December 2019 12:08 PM

    The army should really provide better transport for the soldiers

    Ajith66 Tuesday, 31 December 2019 12:08 PM

    Three wheelers are 'death trap". President please ban this vehicle in Sri Lanka. How many valuable lives we lost and how many disabled ?

    Samson Tuesday, 31 December 2019 01:43 PM

    Three wheelers are a menace to our society and should be banned as soon as possible.

    Tom jones Tuesday, 31 December 2019 01:56 PM

    Governments give three wheelers to people during elections to garner support. This is another way of killing people. Ban three wheelers and give proper employment to people. Very soon Sri Lanka will be known as three wheel dumping country.Valuable lives of four airmen lost due to three wheelers.

    Maithri Senanayake Tuesday, 31 December 2019 09:18 PM

    Similarly , truck drivers are also not properly trained. They drive like maniacs on narrow roads. Three wheelers are razing with big vehicles , overtake from left , right, cut in front. There need to be some solution . People should come up with solutions.

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