The person who committed suicide today(18)Â in the morning on theÂ Thihagoda â€“ Hakmana road, in a small cab, is a resident in the Badipola, Hiriyala area. He was servingÂ a major in a Sri Lankan army camp in the Anuradhpaura area, according to the Lankan police spokesman, SSP Ajith Rohana.
The major who was 37 years, has a romantic liaison with a 17 year old in the Kamburupitiya area and he had requested the girl to come to the place of the incident yesterday and she had done soÂ accompanied by her father.
After an exchange of words, heÂ probably would have got into the vehicle andÂ set off the explosive device suspected of being a grenade, according to the police spokesman.
It has been revealed that theÂ major was married and had two children. Police are conducting further investigations.
The incident occurred around 10.15 am yesterday (Sept. 18) in front of Thihagoda junior school on Matara-Hakmana road.