Colombo, Jul 6(BAN/CD): A soldier on duty at a school in Akmeemana shot dead a 39 year-old father of three, when the man tried to enter school premises forcibly.
K. Udaya Pradeep Kkumara, the victim, reportedly grabbed the firearm of the soldier when he was denied entry into the school.
He was admitted to the Karapitiya Hospital with gunshot wounds but later succumbed to his injuries. Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said the deceased had three children studying at the school.
The man has reportedly tried to enter the school premises after he was informed by the school that one of his children had fallen sick. According to the police, two soldiers had been deployed to provide security to the school.
The deceased had tried to enter the school without subjecting himself to security checks and also tried to overpower the soldier by grabbing his firearm.
Meanwhile, the Army said today that the Akmeemana Police and the Military Police are conducting investigations into the matter.
The soldier was arrested by the police in connection with the incident. The victim was a former member of the Sri Lanka Navy band.