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.

 

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