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    Accidental Fall Causes Death to Two Soldiers

    October 17, 2014

    The accidental fall of an earth bund under construction at Pankulam in the general area of Morawewa where troops are engaged in restoring the earth bund of the Pankulam lake caused death to two soldiers working there Friday (17) morning.

    The two soldiers, Private H.W.P Lakmal and Private J.A.D.L Chandra Bandara of 3 Corps of Engineer Service (CES) were engaged in reconstruction of bund which pumps water to area for irrigation purposes and the time of the tragedy.

     

    Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake upon hearing the incident instructed the Sri Lanka Corps of Military Police (SLCMP) to initiate an inquiry and separate investigations into the incident as early as possible.

     

    Fellow soldiers immediately evacuated the affect berried soldiers, but they were pronounced dead on admission to the Gomarankadawala hospital.

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