Two naval officers were killed in an accident that occurred this dawn when a motor vehicle collided against a container at Karuwala-gas-waewa in Puttalam.
The police said that the navy vehicle met with the accident when plying from the Poonaeaewa navy camp bound for Colombo at about 2.50 this dawn.
The container concerned had been proceeding from Colombo bound for Jaffna.
Our correspondent who visited the site said that the two killed naval officers have been identified as commander Priyantha and lieutenant commander Kalutantri.
Another naval soldier wounded in the accident is receiving treatment at the Puttalam hospital.