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A 27-year-old soldier who was on duty at the Army Headquarters in Colombo died after he allegedly shot himself early this morning.

Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said the soldier who was attached to the Engineers Corps of the Army Headquarters, had shot himself using his official weapon.

He was identified as a resident of Polonnaruwa.


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  Comments - 4

  • Mm Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:03 AM

    All soldiers on should be given a screening ASAP! Or else next we would here that they shot someone else like a leader , head of state or presidential candidate! Even worse they aren’t in front of all schools and places of worship with loaded weapons! Think about it!

    Ajith Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:18 AM

    Why armed forces personal kill themselves?. Please look in to this. We cannot ignore this as a civilized society

    ManjuSri Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:42 AM

    The persons who don't know the duty of the Army should dye himself?

    Tamil Sherlock Holmes Wednesday, 14 August 2019 09:44 AM

    Second soldier within few weeks to die of gunshot wounds while on guard duty in Colombo. They may have been targeted by a sniper can not be ruled out.

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