Sri Lanka Army soldiers riding a motorbike over the speed limit lost control of their motorbike and crashed on an 81-year-old man, who was walking on the pedestrian road cross with his bicycle Tuesday morning at Ampalaththadi junction in Vanthaa’rumoolai in Batticaloa. The victim, Sinnathamby Somasekaram died on the spot.
The speeding motorbike was coming from Naragamulla SLA camp in Thoppikkal on Vaazhaichcheanai – Batticaloa Road.
Eyewitnesses said that a SLA soldier was taking a fellow soldier who was on vacation.
Mr MSM Nazeer, the coroner who inspected the dead body of the victim at Mavadi-vempu hospital instructed the police to send the body to Batticaloa Teaching Hospital for post-mortem examinations, according to medical sources.