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A motorist who had allegedly hit and ran a homeless man in the Horton Place with his Porsche sports coupe last Sunday had been nabbed by the Cinnamon Gardens Police yesterday following a thorough operation, the Police said.

Cinnamon Gardens Police responding to a public telephone call launched a strenuous investigation to find the motorist responsible for the death of a homeless man, who was found lying in a pool of blood on the Horton Place on early March 26 morning.

A team of Cinnamon Gardens Police Traffic Branch led by its OIC Indika Kumara and SI Suraj Abeseykara reached the scene of crime around 5.45 a.m. and rushed the victim to the Colombo National Hospital.

The unidentified man was pronounced dead upon admission.

The body was kept at the morgue until his identity was determined, the police said.
ASP Colombo City Traffic Central D. L. A. Suriyabandara initiated an investigation to find the motorist to soon realise that no trace of the car could be found in any of the Police CCTV cameras situated near the Wijerama Junction on the Horton Place following the accident.

The officers then collected private CCTV camera footage that led them to a clue of a car passing the scene at high speed towards the Alexandra Place Roundabout.

The car that goes through Green Path to Liberty Roundabout entered Duplication Road (R.A. De Mel Mawatha) and quickly takes a turn into Clifford Avenue near the Expo Lanka Office, according to Police.

The detectives then sought the help of Department of Motor Traffic to trace the vehicle and collect registration details of the suspect vehicle. The search returned 160 red coloured two door sports cars.

The probe was narrowed down to 12 probable cars and finally the ownership details of the vehicle suspected to be linked to the case was found.

The Police team was surprised to learn that the owner was from the same neighbourhood in the Horton Place.

The suspect was subsequently taken into custody and when inquired, the motorist had admitted that it was him, who met with the accident.

The motorist had told the Police that he thought it was an animal that hit his car. He had reportedly sent the expensive car to a mechanical garage in Dehiwela which was later taken into custody by the Police.

The Suspect was produced before Colombo Traffic Court and was ordered to be remanded by Acting Magistrate Chamini Wijebandara. When contacted ASP Suriyabandara said that it was one of the strenuous probes in the traffic field they did with hardly any clue in the hand. (Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana)

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  • Appu Monday, 03 April 2017 01:40 PM

    The culprit is someone who can affort a super luxury sports car. How many are there in SL to hide via DM Android App

    Justica USA.... Monday, 03 April 2017 01:48 PM

    why is the criminals name with held why has the number plate been did figured bad reporting....let us know the plate of this vehicle so that every time we see it we shall throw stones n smash its windscreen n say...we just stoned a stray animal driving a car...inhuman barbarians....throw the bugger in jail ..now that he killed someone n fled the scene...hes a CRIMINAL....no amount of money he has can make him a human being... via DM Android App

    Editor Monday, 03 April 2017 02:18 PM

    That's an old roadster, not a coupe. But I guess fact checking doesn't matter anymore

    miji Tuesday, 04 April 2017 09:31 AM

    its not lost rather its not clear in cctv because he is going in such a speed. streat cctv are not that capable of capturing high speed movements. thats why police sought private cctv Footage.

    concern Monday, 03 April 2017 06:58 PM

    Did the owner declare his assets to IRD ?

    daham Monday, 03 April 2017 10:13 AM

    this high ranking man will escape for sure how come the CCTV footage lost? some one within the police department is helping him. via DM Android App

    brainmaster Monday, 03 April 2017 12:07 PM

    Why they dont mention the name of this reckless driver Smells very fishy. VIP involved. Police covering up. via DM Android App

    Aku Monday, 03 April 2017 12:14 PM

    Please punish him according to the Law and not influence... Hope it is Mervins son...

    Mevan Monday, 03 April 2017 12:15 PM

    Police has done a good job. Now pl see that the culprit is treated according to law.

    mithra Monday, 03 April 2017 12:39 PM

    My salute to the police team. I hope the judge would not give him bail. Let him them start upawaasaya. At least he will then realize how many days the poor man he killed had been in hunger before the death.


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