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Police are searching for a driver involved in a hit-and-run vehicle death of a 17-year-old pedestrian at Rajawatta in Veyangoda last evening.

Police Media Unit said the victim had been walking on the left side of the road when he had been struck down by a vehicle. The vehicle had driven away without stopping.

A post-mortem examination is due to be conducted today at the Veyangoda hospital. Further investigations by the Veyangoda police are ongoing.