Two die in accident
Two women died after they were knocked down by a van at Hewapola in
Kurunegala on Tuesday.
They had been walking along the Kandy - Kurunegala main road when the
van heading to Kandy hit them. The Police have identified the women as M
Asilin and R Ariyawathi of Pilassa.
The van driver was arrested. He was produced before the Kurunegala
Two drown in Kithulgahapitiya tank
Two youths drowned while bathing in the Kithulgahapitiya tank in
Katupotha on Tuesday.
The Police identified the deceased as Mohommad Nafli, 15, and G
Prasanna, 19, of Nuwara Eliya. Their bodies were sent to the Muwanhela
hospital morgue. Katupotha Police are investigating.
Two persons were seriously injured due to wasps attacking them at a
car park in Kataragama.
They are being treated at the Hambantota hospital. The hive was near
a water tank at a car park in Kataragama, the Police said. The victims
were first admitted to the Kataragama hospital and later transferred to
Eight nabbed for treasure hunting
Galewela police arrested eight persons who were hunting for treasure
in a temple in Galewela.
The suspects were digging the old dagoba of Sri Jinarathana Raja Maha
Vihara in Awariyapathana. They were produced before the Dambulla
Father, daughter stabbed
A man and his daughter were killed while his wife was seriously
injured after they were stabbed at Kubukkana in Moneragala on Tuesday.
The Police have arrested a suspect in connection to this murder.
The bodies of B L Dayarante and B L Chitrani were sent to the
Moneragala hospital morgue. The injured woman is being treated at the
Moneragala hospital. Police said a personal dispute between the suspect
and the victims has been the reason for the crime.
Moneragala police are investigating.
A body of a man was found in a forest in Nawandakulama in Mundalam on
The Police identified the deceased as K D C Priyanath Silava of
Mundalama. The body had been there for several days, police said. It was
sent to the Chilaw hospital morgue for the postmortem.
Meanwhile, Nittambuwa Police have commenced investigations to arrest
a suspect in connection to the death of a person whose body was found in
a teak estate in Nittambuwa. Police said the postmortem report confirmed
that L P Danawatte, a resident of Pasyala died due to injuries to the
head which caused external bleeding.