A Ukrainian national was killed after his motorbike collided head-on with a lorry at Pitabeddara this morning.

Police Media Unit said that the victim had been traveling along the Akuressa-Deniyaya Road towards Deniyaya with four other Ukrainian nationals, who were also on motorbikes. A lorry traveling in the opposite direction had crashed into the victim’s motorbike, seriously injuring him.

The 31-year-old victim was admitted to the Akuressa Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Police said the deceased Ukrainian national had arrived in the country on November 11.

The driver of the lorry is currently under arrest. Pitabeddara Police are investigating.