The Police said that the Police sergeant and a constable were at a security check point when the vehicle veered off the road and crashed into them at Nildiya Uyana in Matale.
The car was said to be speeding when it lost control and hit an electricity post before crashing into the two policemen.
The victim was identified as Sajith Malawarachi, a resident of Dambulla.
The Police said that a man, his wife and two children were in the car at the time of the accident.
The Police suspect the man fell asleep while driving resulting in the accident.
The man was arrested after the accident while his wife and two children were admitted to hospital with minor injuries. (Colombo Gazette)