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Soldier on duty killed in mini lorry crash in Wattappalai

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An over speeding mini lorry (Canter) that was travelling in the general junction area of Wattappalai, Mullaittivu crashed into a military sentry point killing one soldier on duty and injuring another soldier this evening, Army said.

They said the lorry has lost control due to excessive speed and crashed on to the sentry point.

The deceased has been identified as H.P.S Pathirana of the 6 Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP).  

Staff Sergeant S.D.R Dissanayake of the 6 SLCMP who was injured in the same incident, is now receiving treatment in the Mullaittivu Hospital. Mulliyaweli Police are conducting investigations.

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  • Eesha Jayaweera Wednesday, 17 April 2019 10:05 AM

    these drivers should be given death senetence or the lorry should be imounded and given to the victims.

    Escalation Wednesday, 17 April 2019 04:18 PM

    That escalated quickly.

    Murga Wednesday, 17 April 2019 09:54 PM

    Driver was drunk ?


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