Foreigner drowns at Nilaweli

An Italian national drowned at Nilaweli on Thursday (29).

The 71-year-old tourist who was swimming with his wife at the sea area near the Bella Hotel in Nilaweli, had got swept away by the sea.

The body was placed at the Trincomalee Hospital for a postmortem.

Nilaweli Police are investigating.

Suspects nabbed with cannabis

Two suspects were nabbed with cannabis on separate occasions at Panchikawatta, on Thursday.

A 27-year-old suspect was arrested by the Colombo Central Division Law Enforcement Unit in the Abeysingharamawatta area with 10.9 kg of cannabis. Later, the same unit arrested a 28-year-old possessing 2.12 kg of cannabis in the same area.

Both suspects were to be produced before at Maligakanda Magistrate’s Court.

Maradana Police are investigating.

Hit-and-run at Welipenna

A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run accident at Gorakadoowa in Welipenna on Thursday (29). The deceased had been walking along the Achiththawa – Lewwandoowa road when the vehicle had hit him.

The victim, 39-year-old Korala Liyanage Neil Thusitha, was a resident of Yagirala. The body was placed at the Iththapana Hospital for a postmortem.

The driver is yet to be identified.

Welipenna Police are investigating.

Man knocked down by train

An individual died at the Wellawatta Railway Station on Thursday when he was hit by a train bound to Fort. The accident had occurred around 1.30 pm. The deceased, Ganesh Shiwaraj, was a resident of Browns road, Jaffna.

The body was placed at the Kalubowila Hospital for a postmortem.

Wellawatta Police are investigating.

Cyclist dies in accident

A cyclist died in an accident near the Sinhala Walahawidda Sub-post Office at Medawachchiya on Thursday.

The accident occurred on the Medawachchiya Horowpathana road, where a cab collided with the cyclist from behind. The cyclist, who sustained critical injuries, was admitted to the Rathmalgahawewa Hospital. Later, he was transferred to the Anuradhapura Hospital for further treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The deceased, 51-year-old Jinadasa Ilangaratne, was a resident of Sinhala Walahawiddawewa, Medawachchiya. The body was placed at the Anuradhapura Hospital for a postmortem. The driver of the cab was arrested.

Horowpathana Police are investigating.

Accident kills motorcyclist

A motorcyclist was killed in an accident at Thihariya on Thursday, when the victim’s motorcycle collided with a lorry plying to Colombo on the Colombo – Kandy road.

The accident took place around 9.10 pm. The victim died upon being admitted to the Wathupitiwala Hospital. The deceased was identified as 30-year-old Suranga Kumara Rajapaksa, a resident of Mahawita, Yakkala.

The body was placed at the Wathupitiwala Hospital for a postmortem. The lorry driver was taken into custody.

Nittambuwa Police are investigating. 

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