Lorry driver who averted attack gets Rs 5 million reward

A lorry driver who had alerted the Police and helped avert another bombing following the Easter Sunday attacks, was presented a cash reward of Rs 5 million by President Maithripala Sirisena today.

The Police gave the Rs. 5 million reward for the information and assistance the driver had provided.

The driver had helped Police find a house in Kalmunai on April 26th where a bomber had been hiding with his family.

At least 15 people including the suicide bomber were killed following an explosion and a gun battle on April 26th when the Police were about to arrest the suspects.

The lorry had been used to transport explosives to the Kalmunai house without the knowledge of the driver.

However, the driver had alerted the Police later when he became suspicious about the transported items. (Colombo Gazette)