Madu SLA Brigade commander dies in road accident

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 21 October 2009, 18:57 GMT]
Colonel Duminda Amarasekara of the 611 Madu brigade of the Sri Lanka Army died in a road accident Wednesday early morning that took place in Thorayaya in Kurunegala district. The Sri Lankan Colonel had been traveling in an army cab in the direction of Dambulla when the accident had occurred.

Police Spokesman, Senior DIG Nimal Mediwake said that the accident had taken place when the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) cab carrying the Colonel attempted to overtake a police truck that had been travelling in the same direction. The SLA cab had been met with an oncoming vehicle and had swerved back to avoid it, slamming into the police truck, losing control and toppling over.

Colonel Duminda Amarasekara had been rushed to the Kurunegala Hospital but had subsequently succumbed to his injuries. Three other soldiers, including the driver of the army cab have also been admitted with injuries.

 

Latest 15 Reports
24.08.19 02:22  
Tamil representatives urged to boycott OMP office opening in Jaffna
24.08.19 00:04   Photo
Despite ending Emergency, Sirisena keeps SL military empowered with police powers
23.08.19 07:04  
SL Forest Department remains unmoved by uprooted Tamils’ demand for resettlement
22.08.19 06:50  
40 parents of missing persons die within 915 days of protest
21.08.19 18:17   Photo
‘Death certificates’ issued to 500 of 3,500 Tamils subjected to enforced disappearance in Ampaa'rai
20.08.19 20:23  
Wigneswaran warns of bleak future for Tamils, urges planning for next step
19.08.19 19:23   Photo
IC sheds crocodile tears over Shavendra appointment, US engages with his war-time chief
18.08.19 23:50   Photo
SL TID detains outspoken Tamil doctor at Pazhai hospital
17.08.19 23:08   Photo
SLA Jaffna commander refuses to release Palaali lands at meeting presided by Wickramasinghe
16.08.19 13:25   Photo
SL Archaeology Department resumes plans to construct controversial ‘chaitya’ at Koonith-theevu
15.08.19 21:39  
Wickramasinghe lacks courage to meet protesting Tamil mothers in North
14.08.19 23:31   Photo
2006 genocidal massacre at Chengchoalai campus marked in Vanni, Jaffna amidst PTA-threats
13.08.19 17:45   Photo
Tamil awareness urged on geopolitics-driven genocidal ‘development’ in Mannaar
12.08.19 20:04   Photo
Percival's 19th century Tamil proverb compilations collated and sorted in new publication
11.08.19 20:32   Photo
PTA-threats against constructing memorial arch for student victims of 2006 aerial massacre
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=30486