State Minister Palitha Range Bandara's son Yashoda and Puttalam Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman were injured when their vehicle driven by State Minister’s son veered off the road and crashed into a house at Kottapitiya in Chilaw early this morning.
Initial Police investigations revealed that the cab belonging to the Irrigation Ministry had crashed into the house when the driver lost control of the vehicle.
The cab and house were heavily damaged due to the accident.
The 25-year-old Yashoda Range Bandara and Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Anjana Sandaruwan were admitted to the Chilaw Hospital. (Darshana Sanjeewa and Jude Samantha)
Video by Hiran P.
Pix by Jude Samantha
Comments - 40
Chill-aaaw Wednesday, 06 June 2018 11:55 AM
Another Ramith Rabukwella in the making?? It's scary to roam the road knowing that politicians and their sons drive recklessly as if traffic rules don't apply to them.
BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 06 June 2018 01:07 PM
The truth is Traffic Rules do not apply to them. Can you find one cop who will challenge a Politicians Son leave alone even his dog?
Real Peace Wednesday, 06 June 2018 02:59 PM
We want to see charges for speeding, dangerous driving, misuse of state vehicle now
BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 06 June 2018 12:05 PM
For the way it has happened, these guys would have been coming back after a super drinking session. Now the Police will hush up the whole thing, that is what our Sri Lankan Police is very best at.
Jaliya Wednesday, 06 June 2018 01:54 PM
He was intoxicated at the time of the accident and several hours later. Man is used the government vehicle as a deadly weapon. This was no accident but pure carelessness should be punished by taking away his DL and remove his privileges of being behind a wheel of a motor car,.... before he kills a human being. As to the minister he needs explanation how his son got behind of a state vehicle intoxicated .... farther should be kicked out of a job.
Brainmsdt Wednesday, 06 June 2018 12:00 PM
Why do ministers sons drive vehicles belonging to a ministry They should drive their own cars via DM Android App
Saradiel Wednesday, 06 June 2018 02:16 PM
Exactly. Anyway the minister will give a good explanation for sure. All are the same.
RancidBacon Wednesday, 06 June 2018 01:03 PM
that's the taxpaying slaves' money there... we don't care cos we love our politicians.
srilankan Wednesday, 06 June 2018 01:04 PM
lets not jump to conclusions. of course the past cases of ministers sons have bee very poor. let more information to be revealed to comment whether he was at fault.
Jaliya Wednesday, 06 June 2018 07:27 PM
Are you a complete idiot or your brain is scrambled ? WHAT information to be revealed to comment to see whether he was at fault ? Do you really believe the truck drove through the parapet wall and through the windows in to the living room of an innocent persons house by itself ?
WT Sunday, 10 June 2018 12:21 PM
He has done this many times and arrested for his involvement in a road accident in Oct 2016 and 2014. The Land Rover Yasodha was traveling had run over a 42-year-old man. The man had died on admission to the hospital. In this case specially we have to focus as Police were found SWORD , Cricket Stamp and the baseball bat inside his vehicle. I would like to ask Mr. Range Bandara if you cant control your son discipline and how you able to rule to the community and country???
channaj Wednesday, 06 June 2018 01:06 PM
This man has caused multiple accidents due to drunk driving. He has already killed two persons due to drunk driving and how come his license was not cancelled.
Ape Aththo Wednesday, 06 June 2018 01:24 PM
These are the curses that the ministers amassed robbing the rights of the nation! Let it continue for generations to come! This is the Nirvana they are in search for!
Prabhath Wednesday, 06 June 2018 01:52 PM
Who gave a government vehicle to be used by a private citizen? He must have been drunk. This should be investigated and miscreants punished. Until the investigation is over, Range Bandara senior must vacate his ministerial post.
lkboy Wednesday, 06 June 2018 02:24 PM
Why was he driving a Ministry vehicle??
Missaka Wednesday, 06 June 2018 02:45 PM
How come there is a sword and some clubs in the Cab?. Were they about to make some crime?
Unchikun Wednesday, 06 June 2018 02:59 PM
Is this a official vehicle issued to the minister? If so it is miss use of public property and the minister is responsible. He should pay for the damage and be sacked.
DULEEP Wednesday, 06 June 2018 03:10 PM
Good lesson for us to vote for a people like that father.
REEZ Wednesday, 06 June 2018 03:31 PM
Luckily no one in the house at that moment. Think what would have happen if there is some one near that window.
Satan Wednesday, 06 June 2018 04:13 PM
Shame both of them didn’t pass away. No doubt another time will come for karma to catch up with them.
Hautaum Wednesday, 06 June 2018 04:23 PM
It happens routinely, thing is, there is a Sword with handle of heavy weapon bullet in the vehicle. My god ,save this island from state terrorism
srilankan Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:49 AM
At least now you have realized there is state terrorism.This is not new this was there from 1970's ,In North
Anura Wednesday, 06 June 2018 04:35 PM
he did not crashed in to a house but the house was there when he crashed
Dimuthu Mendis Wednesday, 06 June 2018 06:24 PM
Don't worry guys... didn't they thank you for your tax payments..
Dhammika Wednesday, 06 June 2018 06:32 PM
Ranga Bandara MUST act first to put his kith and kin correct than trying to do it with his party the UNP.
Haal Sira Wednesday, 06 June 2018 06:36 PM
The house suddenly appeared in a place there was none earlier.
Real Buffalow Wednesday, 06 June 2018 07:52 PM
How come there is a sword and some clubs in the Cab?. Heading to commit a crime......... ?
Hemal Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:07 AM
They are only for protection.Isn't this a case for misuse of Govt. Vehicles? Why not arrest this guy and file a case against him. After all this not his first time.
Chris Thursday, 07 June 2018 10:18 AM
I agree heading to commit a crime like the previous regime's son did to the poor Rugby player. This guys must be from the previous regime. Arrest at once. Thanks to god.
Asoka Wednesday, 06 June 2018 09:14 PM
I don’t understand why all these people have a big problem with this accident. Come on guys accidents happen all the time. The only thing is if he was intoxicated then the police should take action.
Gonharaka Thursday, 07 June 2018 06:14 PM
If your not a govt employee who is officially issued a vehicle you should not be driving a govt vehicle. This is misuse of govt property. Our culture of turning a blind eye is absurd. In civilised society dada should be resigning.
Brainmaster Wednesday, 06 June 2018 10:27 PM
He had an other heavy accident already last year. Shall we say again boys are boys via DM Android App
Lankaputha Wednesday, 06 June 2018 10:44 PM
This jack assistant has already killed a pedestrian some months back
DG Thursday, 07 June 2018 07:43 AM
Misuse of state assets by unauthorized person should be a punishable offence.
Gihan Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:39 AM
It's like giving a monkey a machine gun!
srilanka Thursday, 07 June 2018 08:44 AM
won't these crooks die when meet with an accident. Only the innocent die.
Sunil Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:06 AM
"When the driver lost control". Could you be more specific and name the driver also?
jehan Thursday, 07 June 2018 11:14 AM
100 lashes for driving intoxicated , father should be also given the same punishment. using official vehicles for un-official purposes.
joshua Thursday, 07 June 2018 12:15 PM
it is not the fault of the driver, The house should not have been built on the side of the road used by VIPs !!! Blady country of morons. We are the culprits for bringing these kind of persons to parliament. Like father like son!
rk Thursday, 07 June 2018 09:58 PM
if this was the case with a 'normal' citizen, imagine the amount of charges he will be placed with. Jail time undoubtedly. Carrying a swords, in a government vehicle?!?You have got to be kidding me.Another spoilt brat living the high life from tax payers money.
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