Sep 21, 2019

Commando soldier killed during parachute training exercise

A Commando soldier had died during the Cormorant Strike military exercise training when he had fallen onto the sea.

The Police Media Unit stated that during the military exercise in the Kuchchaweli, Kamburupitiya 25th milepost area around 3.50 pm yesterday, a Commando soldier’s parachute had got caught up in the wind and he was swept away to sea. The soldier was rushed to the Trincomalee Hospital was pronounced dead due to drowning.

The victim is a 35-year-old Commando soldier attached to the Ganemulla 04th Commando Regiment Headquarters identified as K.H.S. Priyantha.

The body of the victim is lying at the Trincomalee Hoapital and the Trincomalee Harbour Police is conducting further investigations.