A 15-year-old Buddhist monk was killed after a three-wheeler skidded off the road and overturned at Weniwelara, Sooriyawewa last afternoon (May 31).

Police Media Unit said the Samanera monk was admitted to the Padangala hospital but succumbed to his injuries. The victim had been studying at the Vijithaloka Pirivena, Sooriyawewa.

The driver of the three-wheeler was also injured in the incident and is currently being treated at the Sooriyawewa hospital. Three other monks who were in the vehicle at the time escaped unhurt, police further said. Sooriyawewa police are investigating.