Defender accident: Driver arrested

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Tarinda Ratwatte, the 24-year-old who allegedly drove the Defender vehicle involved in the accident on June 11 in which PC Sithum Alahapperuma was critically injured, was arrested today.

The injured 22-year-old PC succumbed to injuries this morning.

Police said the arrested, who is a resident of Ampitiya, had been under the influence of liquor at the time of the accident.

After being produced in the court today, he was remanded till tomorrow. (DSB)

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  • Keeping up with the Jones's Sunday, 14 June 2020 05:22 PM

    Presidential pardon please.

    Chams Sunday, 14 June 2020 05:23 PM

    Remanded just one day after killing a cop? Hilarious!

    Joshua Sunday, 14 June 2020 05:32 PM

    May the PC rest in Peace and may the defender driver spend rest of his life behind bars. But rein? why is the driver remanded only till tomorrow? Will political influence rein?

    Piola Sunday, 14 June 2020 08:36 PM

    First get to know the full story and then talk this was a genuine accident and he was definitely not drunk

    Mk Sunday, 14 June 2020 05:35 PM

    I SAID POLITICIANS RELATION. NOW NO PROBLEM. HE IS BAIL OUT. INNOCENT POLICE OFFICER.

    BigEars Sunday, 14 June 2020 05:37 PM

    Just as I smelt it, here It goes. Why was this guy arrested at the time of the accident. In Sri Lanka we do not have one law. I do not know how many. Time to send this government packing even before the unpack.

    Josh Monday, 15 June 2020 09:22 AM

    Oh these jeppas. Crying even after the arrest is been done. Do they want the arrest to happen even before the accident?

    Mk Sunday, 14 June 2020 05:38 PM

    WHAT YOU MEAN WELL KNOWN RUGBY TEAM. WHY CANNOT MANSION THE TEAM K A N D Y ??!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ANTON Sunday, 14 June 2020 05:44 PM

    AMAZING THE WHOLE TEAM OF POHOTUWA IS WITH FULL OF KILLER'S AND MAFIA'S, STILL THERE ARE PEOPLE TO CALL THEM PATRIOT

    Dhaya Sunday, 14 June 2020 06:01 PM

    Political influence, especially from government ranks. Will see how long he is in jail?

    A Sunday, 14 June 2020 06:24 PM

    Out on bail tmrw poor cop

    Kapila Senaratne Sunday, 14 June 2020 06:27 PM

    Victims and their families of these accidents will never face the justice. Defendants will elude the criminal offense laws by using their political influence.

    Hari M Sunday, 14 June 2020 06:46 PM

    Country has gone to dogs. Both parties encouraged corruption

    Citizen Sunday, 14 June 2020 06:53 PM

    Accident has taken place on 11th June, and arrest of the driver of the killer vehicle made only on 14th June (the day the victim police constable died ) NO EXPLANATION FROM POLICE FOR DELAY IN ARREST IN ACCIDENT THAT HAD TAKEN PLACE IN COLOMBO NOT SOME REMOTE AREA?

    Leo Monday, 15 June 2020 09:24 AM

    Lol, you have to track down the vehicle, the owner and his whereabouts. 3 days to do all these is actually quite efficient. No wonder jeppas can't progress beyond 3%.

    Chris Sunday, 14 June 2020 07:11 PM

    what a terrible blow to both young men. One was applauded for catching a thief and would have had a shining career, and one was from a sporting background and already on the road to success. Drinking and Driving is just utter stupidity

    Piola fernando Sunday, 14 June 2020 08:38 PM

    The driver was not drunk wait for facts and then comment

    CITIZEN Sunday, 14 June 2020 08:00 PM

    WAS HE THE ACTUAL DRIVE OF THE VEHICLE???? OR A COVER UP

    Charlie Almeida Tuesday, 16 June 2020 03:44 PM

    Should be a cover up. The police confirmed the driver was drunk.

    Mohan Sunday, 14 June 2020 08:10 PM

    If you watch the cctv footage closely you can see that the cop turned abruptly into the wrong lane. Poor boy is going to be Penalized and criticized for a cops mistake, just like what is happening in the above comments.


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