Special Op to locate & arrest suspects who ran-over soldiers in Omanthai

Special Op to locate & arrest suspects who ran-over soldiers in Omanthai

Special Op to locate & arrest suspects who ran-over soldiers in Omanthai

Written by Zulfick Farzan

18 Apr, 2021 | 9:17 am

Colombo (News 1st); A special operation in underway to locate the suspects who ran over two Sri Lanka Army personnel who were on duty at the Omanthia Checkpoint in Vavuniya on Saturday (17).

Military Spokesperson Brigadier Nilantha Premaratne speaking to News 1st said the injured soldiers were admitted to the Vavuniya Hospital for treatment.

“Between 05:00 PM & 06:00 PM, a pick-truck moving from Jaffna toVavuniay was ordered to stop at the Omanthai Checkpoint for a routine inspection. However, the pick-up had defied the order and had run over the soldiers,” he said.

One soldier were seriously injured in the accident and the other sustained injured to his head, said the Military Spokesperson.

The pick-up truck was transporting satinwood timber and was found abandoned 20 meters away from the checkpoint, while the suspects had fled the scene.

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