Three killed in three-wheeler-lorry accident

Published : 9:07 am  August 6, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 

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By Nayanajeewa Bandara   

Three people were killed and another woman sustained serious injuries when their tri–shaw in which they travelled collided head on with a lorry at Kumbukana – Andara Junction on the Monaragala – Wellawaya Road, the Monaragala Police said.   


The injured had been hospitalised.   


The deceased were residents of Wilaoya, Ethimale in Nugelanda and were identified as Jothirathnage Kumarasiri (22) and Kandasamy Shivakumari ( 19) and Thimisara Prabath (8).   


It is reported  that the woman who sustained injuries and the others were members of the same family, and were returning after attending an alms-giving at a relative’s house in Buttala at about 10.45 p.m.   


The Monaragala Police said that a lorry of a garment factory in the Monaragala Town  travelling to Buttala had knocked against the three wheeler travelling in the opposit direction, while overtaking a bus at the Kumbukana- Andara Junction.   

 

It is reported  that the woman who sustained injuries and the others were members of the same family, and were returning after attending an alms-giving at a relative’s house in Buttala at about 10.45 p.m.

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