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By Gandhya Senanayake

An experienced army paratrooper died around 10.30 am this morning in Werawilla during a freefall exercise at 8000 ft, due to a technical issue with his parachute, Major General Ubaya Madawela told Daily Mirror online

The paratrooper plummeted to the Werawilla tank after the soldier was injured due to the failure in the “Para”, Major General Ubaya Madawela said.

The postmortem of the soldier is being carried out. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Common Man Saturday, 12 February 2011 12:51 PM

    Someone should held responsible for this crime.

    malkanthi Friday, 11 February 2011 09:12 AM

    Such stunts are risky though we enjoy watching!

    Lanke Banda Friday, 11 February 2011 09:15 AM

    Guru where is your Heart. Many people around the world have theirs like you in the Mouth.

    daham Friday, 11 February 2011 09:28 AM

    Generally these men are in danger.

    s jayawardene Friday, 11 February 2011 09:57 AM

    It will not be a big deal until it happens to you

    THE UNDER TAKER Friday, 11 February 2011 10:05 AM

    ANOTHER OPERATION DAY BREAK OR DEATH BREAK??

    backstreet boy Friday, 11 February 2011 10:54 AM

    Sad event , and let this be a lesson to all to always check their equipment / devises more than once no matter how talented or skilled the maybe.

    Palie Friday, 11 February 2011 11:10 AM

    This is not first incident in the world history, But lost another capable man for the nation.

    Buruwa Friday, 11 February 2011 11:20 AM

    Appoint a stalemate commision ASAP!!!!

    Freedilfin Friday, 11 February 2011 12:16 PM

    Sad story. But there is a backup chute and auto activation devices to overcome such tragedies. Are we using old age gear?

    Gayan Friday, 11 February 2011 02:58 PM

    To search for your brain?

    Konde bendapu china Friday, 11 February 2011 07:39 AM

    Tragedy

    Gayan Friday, 11 February 2011 07:41 AM

    This is sad

    bandar Friday, 11 February 2011 07:49 AM

    Avoidable sad situation.

    Nan Friday, 11 February 2011 07:45 AM

    Very sad to hear:(.

    PeaceLoveHope Friday, 11 February 2011 07:50 AM

    no jokes or criticisms please. A talented man has died. It's a tragedy. show respect to life.

    sf Friday, 11 February 2011 04:10 PM

    A valuble life, may you rest in peace!

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 11 February 2011 08:00 AM

    Loss of a precious life for the nation; my sympathies for the family members.

    Guru Friday, 11 February 2011 08:04 AM

    These are no big deals. Many incidents like this happen around the world.

    DHA Friday, 11 February 2011 08:05 AM

    so sad....please do a proper investigation before ruling it technical.....usually they do test their shoots before a jump....

    RF Friday, 11 February 2011 08:28 AM

    So now the government will appoint a commision to inquire the incident...

    KHKaru Friday, 11 February 2011 05:36 PM

    It may not be a big deal to you, Guru, but it surely will be to his family, kith and kin, and his friends. The loss of life of a talented man is a loss to the society as well.

    xlntgson Saturday, 12 February 2011 10:19 AM

    Take no chance with life.Take all precautions next time!

    Vik Friday, 11 February 2011 08:35 AM

    Another fallen hero of the motherland. We salute you sir


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