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Sunday, 20 March 2016 - 13:59
Principal dies in motor traffic accident at Thambuttegama
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A person died and three others were hospitalized with critical injuries after a three-wheeler veered off the road and crashed on to a tree in Pethiyagama area on Thambuttegama – Pahalagama Road early this morning.

The driver of the three wheeler who died following the accident was identified as R.M.H. Premaratne - the Principal of Gurugama Vidyalaya at Thambuttegama.  

When the incident occurred, the Principal, his wife and two daughters were returning after a pilgrimage to the Adam’s Peak.

Police suspect the accident may have occurred due to the driver falling asleep at the wheel.

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