Asst. parish priest killed in accident

By Madura Ranwala

Assistant parish priest of St. Mary’s Church, Puttalam, Rev. Fr. Marlon Wijendra, (30), who was injured when his motorcycle collided head-on with a mini truck yesterday morning near the Kakkapalliya Junction on the Puttalam-Colombo main road, succumbed to his injuries at the National Hospital, Colombo a few hours later.

Fr. Esanka Fernando told The Island that Fr. Marlon had been on his way to the Parish having visited his parents’ home at Wennappuwa, when the accident occurred around 7.30 am.

The priest was rushed to the Chilaw hospital and later transferred to the National Hospital, Colombo.

The police said both the mini truck and its driver had been taken into custody.

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