Unruly trishaw rams into pedestrians; One killed, one injured

Published : 8:06 am  May 14, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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By I.J.G. Nayana   

One pedestrian was killed and an eight-year-old child was injured when a trishaw veered off the road and knocked down them before it crashed into a wayside tree at the Uduganawa Junction on the Wellawaya-Buttala Road.
The deceased, P.Dayapala (65) was a resident of Pahalagama in Uva Pelwatte.   

The injured child was admitted to Buttala Hospital and was later transferred in a critical condition to the Intensive Care Unit of the Moneragala General Hospital.   

The Police said that the driver had lost control due to excessive speed. He was taken into custody pending further action.   

The Buttala Police are conducting further investigations.