Speeding private bus runs over youth who falls off motorcycle

By Cyril Wimalasurendre

KANDY: A speeding private bus ran over a young motorcyclist, who had fallen on the road at Gannoruwa on Tuesday morning. The victim died on the spot.

 The Peradeniya police arrested the driver of the private bus, proceeding in the direction of Peradeniya, on the Gannoruwa road.

The police produced the driver before the Kandy Additional Magistrate M. N. Farikdeen, who remanded him till March 18.

 According the Peradeniya police the deceased Sumith Chamara, 28, from Mahiyangana, employed at Katugastota was riding in the direction of Kandy and he fell on the road, when his vehicle toppled on the Gannoruwa road, accidentally.

The speeding private coach ran him over.

Sub Inspector S. A. Harischandra and P.C. Rajaratne (20738) conducted investigations on the directions of Chief Inspector Mahinda Caldera, OIC Peradeniya police station.

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