3-year-old child knocked down by Minister’s vehicle

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A three year-old child was knocked down by Minister of Indigenous Medicine Salinda Dissanayake’s vehicle at Gokarella this evening and admitted to the Kurunegala Hospital, police said.

The vehicle was travelling from Melsiripura to Kurunegala when the accident occurred.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested in connection with the incident. (Pushpakumara Jayarathne)
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  • Gamini Thursday, 26 September 2013 05:49 AM

    Minister should resign, no, I mean the driver should resign for bringing shame to the minister.

    Sunilw Thursday, 26 September 2013 05:59 AM

    later inquiries will find that the kid ran over himself.

    feel sorry for the child.

    shitake mushrooms Thursday, 26 September 2013 06:10 AM

    I think some of you do not know the meaning of "scapegoat." If the driver is punished when indeed it was the minister who was at fault, then the driver is the scapegoat. Or perhaps you indeed want the driver to be punished and let the minister off?

    Vignash Thursday, 26 September 2013 03:48 AM

    Way of life of the buddist in Sri Lanka

    No Hope Thursday, 26 September 2013 03:56 AM

    law obeying fellow. But I think driver is the culprit.

    sarathh Thursday, 26 September 2013 06:44 AM

    if the victim is 3 year old we cannot blame the driver at the first instance unless he had over driven the child who was on the pavement of the road. if the child was crossing the road the parents shall be dealt with for allowing the child to cross the road unattended. the child is any case a victim of the carelessness of either the driver or the parent. in any case parents are liable for not taking attention of their children. PEOPLE SHALL NOT AGITATED JUST BECAUSE THE VEHICLE IS OWNED BY A POLITICIAN.

    Sam Thursday, 26 September 2013 04:27 AM

    Only Speed control for public, not for Ministers.

    KaluSudhaSudha Thursday, 26 September 2013 02:11 AM

    Idiot driving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Fawzan Wednesday, 25 September 2013 05:48 PM

    Who drove the vehicle? I hope driver is a scape goat.

    Nodrog Thursday, 26 September 2013 02:32 AM

    Why does a minister for indigenous medicine need armed escorts or have to speed on the roads?

    shitake mushrooms Thursday, 26 September 2013 07:23 AM

    This unfortunate accident has nothing to do with religion. Rules and laws are promulgated, but the average Sri Lankan of any religious group seems to think it does not apply to them: tinted windscreens, noise pollution caused by vehicle horns, cessation of musical shows, texting and talking on mobile phones while driving, using zebra crossings, etc. ad nauseam.

    dilip Thursday, 26 September 2013 10:39 AM

    don't worry for such incidents, recently people in those areas given the permission to do these things............

    Lal.Fernando Thursday, 26 September 2013 02:48 AM

    It is not the driver who should be arrested but the Minister.If this minister was inside the vehicle at the time of this unfortunate incident. the Minister should have told the driver to drive carefully and responsibly.

    Ravi Thursday, 26 September 2013 02:50 AM

    When are you going to release the driver ?

    james bond Thursday, 26 September 2013 07:48 AM

    see how careless and stupid arregance this political idiots in lanka.

    arunasalam Thursday, 26 September 2013 07:50 AM

    Nobody seems to bother as to how the child is keeping.That's Shri Lanka

    As It Is Thursday, 26 September 2013 12:00 AM

    Arrested, only to be released after a cash transaction/threat to the family to say that the child ran out on his/her own causing the accident. AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY THEREAFTER. via DM Android App

    shitake mushrooms Thursday, 26 September 2013 03:05 AM

    Don't you mean you hope the driver is NOT the scapegoat?

    John Thursday, 26 September 2013 03:20 AM

    We must be the only country in the world where 'official' drivers are involved on a daily basis in unchecked road indiscipline, causing injury/death to other road users apart from the seemingly arrogance and impunity and no prosecution?!


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