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Youth killed in accident involving MP’s nephew

18 September 2016 02:58 pm - 22     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A 27-year-old was killed and a 28-year-old was seriously injured in an accident in Gonapeenuwala, Hikkaduwa involving a speeding sports car driven by a 17-year-old nephew of Opposition MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena yesterday night, police said.

The under-aged suspect Navin Kanishka Abeygunawardena was yesterday arrested by Thelikada Police, Hikkaduwa for driving under the influence of alcohol, killing one and seriously injuring another, Thelikada Police OIC I.D. Gamage said.

The suspect had not had a driving license, he said.

He said the injured were admitted to the Karapitiya Hospital and the 27-year-old youth was pronounced dead soon after admission.

The Sports car driven by Kanishka Abeygunawardena had crashed on the biycle which was coming from a by-road to the main road with the two youths.

At the time of the accident, five persons were travelling in the Sports car which can accommodate only two persons, he said.

A person who was among those in the Sports car had also injured and now receiving treatment at hospital.

The suspect was remanded till tomorrow (19) by the Baddegama Acting Magistrate, the OIC said. (Piyumi Fonseka)

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  Comments - 22

  • ananda Monday, 19 September 2016 03:19 PM

    Let the law take its own course. No interference should be entertained. IG we are watching the next move of the police. via DM Android App

    Saman Sunday, 18 September 2016 05:35 PM

    No politicial interference or preferential treatment!

    Raj Sunday, 18 September 2016 05:44 PM

    Police can arrest few more people here. The owner of the car for giving the car to a minor to drive. The person who sold / gave alcohol to a Minor.

    Praba Sunday, 18 September 2016 05:47 PM

    No. RW said he will consider everybody same.

    Mary Sunday, 18 September 2016 05:48 PM

    These spoilt brats think that it's still Rajapakse's government and behave in this reckless manner. Two poor innocent humans had to pay the price, this boy must be given maximum punishment. Luckily with this government abeygunawsrdena's will not be able to influence the judges.

    Nipun Nirmana Sunday, 18 September 2016 05:48 PM

    Lets be honest why even bother this case will cease to exist in about a week or so

    Soanli Sunday, 18 September 2016 06:02 PM

    Let's see if there will be political interference when dispensing justice. These brats of politicians and their family members are a law unto themselves.

    Nuwan Sunday, 18 September 2016 06:18 PM

    I think there was an incident in which Rohitha Abeygunawardana's son too was involved in a road accident in the past.

    GC Sunday, 18 September 2016 06:35 PM

    I am no fan of sports car mad youths of the country, including Mr NR. However, think about how many cyclists, including motor cyclists, join main roads from by-roads - without looking to see whether any vehicle (even a bicycle) is coming on the main road and whether it is safer to enter, and not stopping at the junction when it is unsafe to enter.

    garawi Sunday, 18 September 2016 06:54 PM

    It doesn't matter that the uncle is from the opposition he will get out! Political connections among the parliamentarians are stronger than party politics in such matter! See how many of the opposition are still not even charged after two years in power ?

    Aslan Sunday, 18 September 2016 07:03 PM

    it was the same guy, son of Rohita's sister, which killed 2 men on bicycle in Payagala about 2 years ago. He escaped and they send some bogus driver later to the police. He was also drunk at this time.

    Dayawathie Sunday, 18 September 2016 07:07 PM

    Punishment will depend on which side the politician is.

    Cricy Sunday, 18 September 2016 07:15 PM

    Yes you are right. But not this nephew.

    Dee Sunday, 18 September 2016 07:31 PM

    People who are nobody becomes somebody due to politics. They dont know what a car means in the first place. Better off in a Buffalo driven cart which their genes are used to.

    Hitapangmachan Sunday, 18 September 2016 08:02 PM

    Mr.IGP if this happen to any one else car owner should remand bcz he has given the vehicle to drive without license n under influence of liqueur via DM iOS App

    Piyal Monday, 19 September 2016 06:25 PM

    Govt should enact legislations to impose tougher penalties/punishments to errant drivers of this nature. Piyal

    srinadrajah Tuesday, 20 September 2016 12:15 PM

    already sent

    ranmala Monday, 19 September 2016 10:14 AM

    It is time to put a full stop this madnes. These brats should be taught a good lesson. So that no minor will dare to be behind a driving wheel.

    ralahamy Monday, 19 September 2016 11:23 AM

    This is the best time to take the MP to the government side, so that both will benefit. This may happen.

    daily mirror Monday, 19 September 2016 11:24 AM

    They still believe that MARA is in power.

    Chathura Monday, 19 September 2016 11:44 AM

    This probably is the same bugger who killed two cyclists a few years ago by hitting them with a Toyota Vitz in the same day.

    Ravi Herath Monday, 19 September 2016 12:48 PM

    If Mahinda was there, then no case would ever be filled against the man who killed the cyclist.


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