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COLOMBO (News 1st) – A Sri Lanka Army Major and two others died in a tragic motor accident in Gamgaluwa on Thursday (17) night.Sri Lanka Police said the car in which they were travelling veered off the road and crashed into a tree.The deceased were a Sri Lanka Army Major attached to the Saliyapura Military Camp, and two of his relatives.Two others who were injured were admitted to the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital..

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