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31 July 2013 01:28 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Two navy officials were killed following an accident with a container vehicle in Karuwalagaswewa area in Puttalam this morning, police said.

The victims were identified as Commander Priyantha and Lieutenant Commander Kaluthanthri by the navy.

The accident had occurred while the victims were traveling from Punewa Navy camp to Colombo while the container was heading from Colombo to Jaffna, police said. (Jude Samantha) (Pix by Hiran Priyankara jayasinghe)

  Comments - 12

  • Mouth Taped Shut Not Wednesday, 31 July 2013 04:59 AM

    "officials" should be 'officers.'

    Labby Wednesday, 31 July 2013 07:58 AM

    What was the container truck doing on the right hand side of the road?

    Jason Wednesday, 31 July 2013 08:27 AM

    looks like the drive was driving at high speed and tried to out maneuver a turning container. Speed Kills, Always!

    OMG Wednesday, 31 July 2013 08:45 AM

    Army, Please someone tell the "officials" of the forces that the war is over and they can slow down and travel at safe speeds so that they could save lives of theirs and others.

    sam Wednesday, 31 July 2013 08:51 AM

    what's wrong with officials here? that's correct.

    indu Wednesday, 31 July 2013 09:34 AM

    cant u see the container on the wrong side corner of the road. car at his side..
    most of container drivers not consider about the rules and regulations.

    Navin Wednesday, 31 July 2013 10:09 AM

    You cannot conclude who was at fault by looking at the pictures. The pictures show where the vehicles stopped after the collision, not where they were at the time of the collision.

    dxb Wednesday, 31 July 2013 10:59 AM

    the same place when i was cought on speeding, one Navy vechile was speeding, when i asked the police, speed limit is not applicable to tru forces they said. now see wht happend

    SK Thursday, 01 August 2013 11:09 AM

    Couple of weeks ago high ranking army officer was also killed in the same area. Something should be done to discipline these drivers from armed forces.

    Navy Friday, 02 August 2013 11:01 AM

    Don't be so jealous on forces vehicles men...there are some situations when forces have to speed up...

    Blood deep sea Friday, 02 August 2013 11:06 AM

    Try die hard my friend...but nothing is gonna happen...

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