A soldier attached to the Anuradhapura 212 Brigade Headquarters has allegedly shot himself with his weapon, the Anuradhapura police said.
They said the soldier sustained serious head injuries due to the gunfire when he was on duty. The 28-year-old victim, a resident of the Digana area in Ehetuwewa, Galgamuwa was identified as Ekanayaka Mudiyanselage Dinesh Priyantha.
The other soldiers who came to the incident site had admitted the victim to the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital.
The cause of death has not been revealed. (Dayarathen Embogama)