Speaking to media, military Spokesperson Brigadier Nilantha Premaratne said that the injured soldiers were admitted to the Vavuniya Hospital for treatment. One soldier has been seriously injured in the accident while the other sustained head injuries.
“Between 05:00 PM & 06:00 PM, a pickup-truck moving from Jaffna to Vavuniya was ordered to stop at the Omanthai Checkpoint for a routine inspection. However, the pick-up had defied the order and had run over the soldiers,” he said.
The truck , transporting satinwood timber was found abandoned 20 meters away from the checkpoint, while the suspects had fled the scene.