Three Ministerial Security Division Police Constables providing security to Minister Segu Dawood and a woman were injured when a back up vehicle in the minister’s security detail ran off the road last night and crashed into the fence of a livestock farm at Gallella in Polonnaruwa on the Colombo – Batticaloa road.
Police believe that the driver might have fallen asleep and lost control of the jeep, which was badly damaged in the accident.
Those injured were admitted to Polonnaruwa hospital. Polonnaruwa police are conducting investigations. (Text & Pix by K.G. Karunaratne)
Comments - 10
Suq Madique Thursday, 17 October 2013 07:07 AM
Its true about giving a monkey a blade...same as giving internet to a buffaloa, a lot of bullshit flying after that.
Junior Citizen Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:14 AM
Stop this Nonsense!
dickie bird Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:17 AM
How can these old police vehicles that are not periodically maintained keep up with the speeds of new vehicles issues to politicians ??
It is better to put the politician in MSD vehicle and MSD to use the politician's vehicle. Then the speed can be curtailed.
The President has yet again failed to curb the speeds of vehicles used by politicians and withdraw excess security details.
What5 is the hurry in these politicians ? With they work with the speed they travel the country would be prosperous by now..... Deiyo Sakki........
BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 17 October 2013 03:23 AM
These are defender landrovers that can speed up to 200km/h easily and have better road handling than what the minister travels. The fact is that when a monkey is given a blade, the events are obvious. Most of these drivers are southern villagers and joining the armed forces is a dream come true thus the abnoxiousness, sheer arrogance and indicipline coupled with the impunity offered by the forces to cover up all their crimes is the reason for such results. Majority of todays southern politicians belong to this grade too.
Perera Thursday, 17 October 2013 03:35 AM
This is not an "old" police jeep. Its a brand new 2012 "KW" series Land Rover Defender vehicle.
KD Thursday, 17 October 2013 03:35 AM
Are there any MSD, PSD Land rovers left ? At this rate it seems they are deliberately wrecking them to score points. In the mean time the poor in our country cant even ask for drinking water. Jayawewa!
SHAME Wednesday, 16 October 2013 04:30 PM
Lokkal Thursday, 17 October 2013 04:12 AM
How many accidents have occurred involving MSD vehicles ? My suggestion is that if the mighty big politicos, excepting those at the highest level of the President, his brothers and Forces Commanders, be given transport in Ambulances. It is safe, fast and cheap.
Dee Thursday, 17 October 2013 04:57 AM
its about time they all ran off the road, preferably into a lake.
Andrew Pitugala Wednesday, 16 October 2013 12:55 PM
Such incidents will be over a hundred times more, with over a hundred such Ministers.
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