COLOMBO (NewsRadio); A cyclist has died after being hit by a private bus in Wellawatte last evening.
The accident occurred along the old Havelock Road, when the cyclist heading towards the Pamankada junction from the Maya Avenue roundabout was hit by a private bus.
The driver of the bus had reportedly attempted to overtake the cyclist on a double line.
The cyclist who sustained critical injuries in the accident was admitted to the Kalubowila Teaching hospital.
He subsequently succumbed to his injuries.
The corpse is currently placed at the morgue of the Kalubowila hospital.
The deceased was a 23-year old resident of Matale.
The driver of the bus has been arrested while the Wellawatte Police is conducting further investigations.