An incident of police direction gunshots at the sky for controlling
the strife situation that had cropped up after a vehicle accident that
had taken place at Pilaana on the Galle - Akuressa Road last night has
Police Media Spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said that this accident had
taken place as a result of a van colliding against two motor Cycles
A 22 year old youth who had ridden on one of the bikes had been killed
in the accident.
Reports say that two persons who had ridden on the other bike were
wounded in the accident and have been admitted to the Karaapitiya
While a rebellious situation had erupted after this accident, the
residents of the area had set fire to the van.
The police had directed gunshots at the sky subsequent to this in the
attempt to contain the situation.