The vehicle driven by a relative of a Deputy Minister in Kalutara District has knocked down and killed two motorcyclists in two separate instances and injured another in Payagala area recently.
According to relatives of the deceased and the injured the driver of the vehicle is the nephew of UPFA Parliamentarian for Kalutara District and the Deputy Minister of Ports and Highways Rohitha Abeygunawardene (Mr. Abeygunawardene’s sister’s son). The Driver who reckless driving under the influence of liquor is Leashan De Silva. His mother too is addicted to liquor. Recently she had driven a vehicle of Abeygunawardena’s Ministry and had met with an accident at Waskaduwa . Fortunately no one had been injured.
They further say the person arrested for the accidents is not the same person adding another has been substituted using political power. Eye witnesses say several bottles of liquor that were in the vehicle at the time of accidents have been removed.
The registered number of the car that caused this ghastly accident is W P K O 1214.
The first accident involves a bicycle – the victim cyclist had died . He is Nuwan Sanjeewa ,28 years old .
The second is another Bicycle victim – victim is 31 year old Mahabadhuge Gayan Fernando. The victim has been thrown off to a 23.7 meter high roof house and fallen into it breaking the roof , and died. If such a grave accident is to occur , the accused should have driven the vehicle at least at 110 kms. per hour , according to police officers conducting inquiries.
The third is a motor cycle victim – he is receiving intensive care treatment in the Hospital. The brain has been subject to blood clots . He is critical.
Prior to this recording in the Police books, the police had received three phone calls complaining of the high speed and reckless driving of the Minister’s nephew.
Meanwhile, the areas where the homes of the two youths who died under the most tragic circumstances have been beefed up with security deploying the defense forces so much so that they look like battle zones. The Colombo South DIG I. M. Karunaratne had given instructions this morning to obtain a court order to conduct the funeral proceedings of these two youths in much the same way as that of Roshan Chanakage who was brutally killed by the Katunayake police.
source : lankaenews