Car crashes killing two youth

By Madura Ranwala

Two youth aged 25 died on the spot at Medahamulla, in the Muniwangoda police area, when their speeding car skidded off the Divulapitiya-Minuwangoda Road and crashed into a lamp post and a mango tree in the early hours of yesterday.

Minuwangoda police investigating the accident said that the driver and four others had been returning to their homes after a wedding reception. The police said the Judicial Medical Officer had confirmed that the driver had been under the influence of liquor.

The driver would be arrested later as he was being treated at the Gampaha hospital.

Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said the mishap had occurred around 01.10 a.m.

The bodies of Katuwapitiye Vimukthi Salinda Silva (25) of No. 146, Dewamottawa, Ardiambalama and Ranpola Wanigasekarage Waruna Sudesh (25) of No. 121, Gurlandwatte, Wegoda, Minuwangoda are lying at the Minuwangoda hospital.

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