Thirty-one persons sustained injuries after a head-on collision between two private buses in Polonnaruwa at around 5.50am today.

Police Media Unit stated that the incident had occurred at Hathamuna Junction along the Polonnaruwa-Colombo Road. A private bus traveling from Polonnaruwa towards Colombo had tried to overtake another vehicle when the bus crashed head-on into a private bus coming from the opposite direction.

Thirty-one persons, including drivers of both buses were injured in the accident and admitted to the Polonnaruwa Hospital. The driver of the Polonnaruwa-Colombo bus has been arrested in connection with the incident. He is currently being treated in the hospital under police guard. Further investigations are being conducted by the Polonnaruwa Police.