Two women and a man died while two others were injured when a private bus collided head-on with a van on the Kandy-Colombo Main Road at Nittambuwa this evening, police said.
The deceased were identified as Rathnaweera Patabadige Pankaja Nipul Mandulka aged 22, Geeganage Prashanthi Priyadarashani aged 47 and Wimalawathi aged 52.
The bus driver had been arrested and is to be produced in the Attanagalla Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.
The Nittambuwa Police are carrying out further investigations. (Sheain Fernandopulle)