Minister involved in hit and run accident: Wimal

2016-03-03 04:20:57

Opposition MP Wimal Weerawansa yesterday criticised the Government for not taking any action against a Minister, who was involved in a road accident, where two youths had been injured at Rajagiriya last Monday.

He questioned as to why the Government was not taking action, when the CCTV footages, had clearly showed the way the accident happened and the Minister had driven, his vehicle without any security officer.

He claimed that one of the two injured youths was in critical condition.

“All the family members of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his acquaintances are being arrested over various reasons and some of the charges and laws have never been heard of,” he said.

“The Independent Police Commission seems to be non-functioning for the cases where Ministers of the current Government are involved in,” he said.

He said that double standards of law were being implemented for those who were in the Government and the Joint Opposition.

Speaking on the investigations into the murder of former Havelock's Sports Club Captain Wasim Thajudeen, MP Weerawansa alleged that the Government was changing its narrative on the Rugby player’s death.

He said that the Government first claimed Yoshitha Rajapaksa was involved due to a dispute over Yoshitha’s alleged girlfriend, appeared to be failed, after it was found that Yoshitha Rajapaksa was abroad at that time.

Mr. Weerawansa said that the Government was now going after MP Namal Rajapaksa.

“Now, the Government is claiming that Namal Rajapaksa committed this crime to take over a Sport Club,” he said. (Piyumi Fonseka)

It is not minister, but driver: Police

The driver of a Jeep belonging to the Ministry of Power and Energy which was involved in an accident was produced in court and released on surety bail yesterday after he surrendered to the Borella Police, said Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara.

The Jeep had reportedly crashed into a motor cycle in Rajagiriya last Sunday, injuring two youths who were riding it.

The two youths had been admitted to the General Hospital, Colombo. The Jeep had driven away without stopping.

About 20 minutes later a person who claimed to be the driver of the Jeep had surrendered to the Borella Police, said ASP Gunasekara.

He said one of the two youths was in a critical condition.

When asked about reports that a minister was involved, he said preliminary investigations had not revealed any such involvement.

However, he said statements had been recorded from several eye witnesses and also from the two youths who were still under treatment.

The Jeep and the motorcycle would be released after motor vehicle examiner examined them, he said.

The next hearing of the case would be on May 4, he said. (Piyumi Fonseka)


  Comments - 12

  • max Thursday, 3 March 2016 10:38

    Reason : Changes happen only in the faces of the ruling clan. Not the system. Hence the powerful culprits are free do anything and everything.

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    Aruna Thursday, 3 March 2016 11:15

    Mr. Wimal, just wait, he will be arrested for some minutes but with the report from Attorney General after a few weeks or months as it taken place for one lady MP recently.

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    Premalal Thursday, 3 March 2016 11:25

    All parliamentarians and police are afflicted with a common decease called responsibility phobia. It has spread to such epidemic levels that no one believes them even when they tell the truth.

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    M.O.A.Careem Thursday, 3 March 2016 11:57

    First time I heard from JR to MR that a minister drove alone vehicle without security.

    Reply : 1       1

    perera Thursday, 3 March 2016 13:13

    You have no right to talk about rights and wrongs as you're a fraudster. Remember the passport saga.

    Reply : 1       1

    KABOOS Thursday, 3 March 2016 15:02

    Law should be equal to all including Wimal. Therefore his verdict is correct.

    Reply : 0       2

    Cheers Thursday, 3 March 2016 15:58

    The current govt have failed miserably all tricks

    Reply : 1       1

    acs Thursday, 3 March 2016 17:46

    Still much better than the ex-king, though.

    Reply : 1       1

    jolly bird Thursday, 3 March 2016 16:40

    Memories of his work in the previous regime. via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       2

    hubert Thursday, 3 March 2016 20:49

    If you believe his lies ace liar

    Reply : 1       1

    dham Friday, 4 March 2016 12:08

    Where is your passport via DM Android App

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    Nilhan Jayawardene Saturday, 5 March 2016 16:04

    How can it be a hit and run. When the motor cycle try to over take from the wrong side hit the jeep left side rear. Any way it is dangerous in a situation like this to be there as people take the matters in to their own hands. It shows that the eye witness says that he try to hit the person on the driving seat. it looks like driver had run away while minister tried to take the jeep to the police station. joint opposition trying to score points as they are seen it as they can topple the govt over this as they have lot of baggage to hide.

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