A soldier of the Army has been killed after being run over by a tipper.
Ashoka Ratnayake, who was serving in the Seventh Artillery Army Camp in Minneriya died in this accident. The incident happened at around 11.00 p.m. yesterday while the soldier was crossing the road opposite the Camp. The Minneriya Police said that the tipper was plying from Habarana to Polonnaruwa. The driver was taken into custody along with the tipper.