SLA soldier buried in landslide, another commits suicide

[TamilNet, Friday, 11 April 2008, 11:05 GMT]
A soldier of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) riding a motorbike was buried under a mound of earth due to landslide at Morawlatenna in Balangoda police division in Sabragamuwa province Thursday morning, media sources said. Meanwhile, a soldier of the Civil Defense Force committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon on Wednesday night at a checkpoint in the Uppuve'li police division in Trincomalee district.

The victim of the landslide, W.Siriwardene, 27, was on his way to Balangoda when the incident occurred.

The soldier who committed suicide was identified as M.Sriwardene. Uppuve'li Police are conducting inquiries to establish the reason for the suicide.

 

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