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Hambantota Port; Tipper Truck Kills One

Jun 22, 2010 3:34:10 AM - thesundayleader.lk

A Sri Lankan worker at the Hambantota Port construction site, who was run over by a tipper truck yesterday (21), was rushed to the Hambantota Hospital.

Hospital sources said that the worker – identified as Lasantha Niroshan Egodawatta, age 30, from the Pita Katuwana area of Kumburupitiya – had suffered multiple injuries to the head and chest, causing instantaneous death.

The driver of the tipper truck, who was arrested by the Hambantota police soon after the incident,  was produced in Court today.

The Hambantota Police is conducting further investigations into the purported accident.