Two people were killed and 5 others were injured following an accident in Pugoda this morning, the police media unit said.
The police said that a mini lorry travelling along the Hanwalla – Nittambuwa road, veered off the road and rammed into a group of pedestrians.
Two people sustained serious injuries and were admitted to hospital and they succumbed to their injuries in hospital.
The victims were aged 75 and 70 and are residents of Pugoda.
The police said that the other 5 people who sustained injuries in the accident were on their way to work.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested.