Policeman killed, two others injured after being run over

A policeman was killed and two others sustained injuries after a checkpoint was run over by a tipper truck in Hakmana.

The Police said that the tipper truck crashed into a checkpoint at Kongala in Hakmana.

A policeman at the checkpoint was killed while two other policemen sustained injuries and were admitted to hospital.

The policeman killed was identified as a 36-year old Police Constable.

The tipper truck drove off after crashing into the checkpoint and was found abandoned in a compound of a house in Kattakaduwa, Hungama.

The driver was later arrested at Hungama. Further investigations are underway. (Colombo Gazette)