Four air force personnel have died after the three-wheeler they were travelling in collided with a truck on Kandy-Colombo main road at around 4.00 a.m. this morning.
The accident took place at Demmaladeniya area in Warakapola.
The accident occurred when a three-wheeler travelling from Warakapola to Colombo rammed on to a lorry plying along the opposite direction.
The group of Air Force personnel was returning after attending a funeral in Matale.
The driver of the container has been taken into custody.
Warakapola Police has launched probes into the incident.