Two killed in road accidents

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By 2017-07-18

By Rishini Jayarathna

Two motorbike riders were killed in separate road accident on Sunday (16). The mishaps happened at Sapugaskanda and Mahawewa.

A motor bike which was heading towards Nayagala had gone out of control and collided with a rock besides the road, killing the rider, identified as 31-year-old Walihinda Liyanage Krishan Madubhashana, a resident of Bandaranaike Mawatha, Heiyanthuduwa.

The accident had taken place at Nayagala Junction on the Heiyanthuduwa Temple Cross Road at 1.50 p.m.

Another motorbike which was heading towards Dankotuwa had collided with a van which was heading towards Pannala, killing the bike rider. The accident had taken place in Makandura on the Pannala- Dankotuwa Road, at 2.30 pm.

The victim was 51-year-old Wijetunga Mudiyanselage Nihal Pushpakumara, a resident of Makandura, Gonawila.

The van driver was arrested by the Pannala Police.

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