Aug 11, Colombo: A Russian couple were killed in a road accident in Sri Lanka's south when the motorcycle they were riding collided head-on with a bus on the Galle-Matara main road last night.
A bus plying towards Matara along the Matara-Galle highway had collided head on with the motorbike in front of the Mirissa Hospital.
The Russian couple were seriously injured and have died upon admission to the hospital.
The couple identified as 32-year-old Alexander Lavrenen and 27-year-old Natalia Lavreneva have arrived in Sri Lanka few days ago and were staying at an inn in Weligama.
The Police have arrested the bus driver who had fled the scene after the fatal accident. The Weligama Police are conducting further investigations.