A 53-year-old Police Constable attached to the Meegahatenna Police Station was killed by a speeding van travelling towards Pitigala, on the Palawatta – Pitigala Road last night, Police said.
The constable identified as Udagepalage Don Ranjith was on duty when he met with the accident. Police said the victim succumbed to his injuries after he was admitted to the Meegahatenna Hospital.
The driver of the van, a 29-year-old army soldier has been arrested.
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