One dead, another injured in lorry-tipper collision | Daily News


One dead, another injured in lorry-tipper collision

A lorry plying on Dambulla-Polonnaruwa Road collided with a sand loaded tipper at 26th Mile Post near the Habarana-Sigiriya Junction on Friday. The lorry driver died and his assistant was injured. He was admitted to the Dambulla Base Hospital.

The deceased was identified as Pathberiyage Lalith Kumarasingha (26), a resident in Hathhaula, Babarawana, Mathtaka. The injured was identified as 23-year-old Galvadule Gedara Mallawa Mudiyanselage Kasun Madusanka of Kassapagama, Habarana.

The postmortem of the deceased was to be held at Dambulla Base Hospital on Saturday. The tipper driver was taken into police custody. Habarana Police are investigating.

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