PSD Defender accident: Bus drivers released on bail

11 September 2015 03:56 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The drivers of the two private buses which were involved in the Minuwangoda accident which killed four Presidential Security Division (PSD) officers and left four other PSD officers injured were released on bail today.

They had been released on Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 50,000 surety bails when they were produced before the Minuwangoda Magistrate B.A. Ruwan Pathirana today.

The hearing had also been extended till September 30.

The defender had collided head-on with a bus when it had attempted to overtake another bus.

The injured had been admitted to the Minuwangoda Hospital and were later transferred to the Gampaha Hospital.


  Comments - 13

  • Roger Halliday Sunday, 13 September 2015 05:51 PM

    No excuse is good enough. We all know how these guys in the so called VIP group disregard the traffic laws. The Traffic police ought to discipline their officers. Because of one of these others have lost . I believe CCTV footage has to be used and those who are found guilty should have their license cancelled. in this case the bus drivers are not guilty

    mohan Saturday, 12 September 2015 03:13 PM

    Yeah! The whole country witness the cctv this case both bus drivers are idiots mistake cost so many lives.

    DEfender Sunday, 13 September 2015 04:45 AM


    karigalan Sunday, 13 September 2015 10:29 AM

    We should build more 4 lean roads by separating two sides. if not two lane once should redistricted speed Developing road should not stop at any cost. Also we should control three wheel and motor bicycle with more rules

    Perera Saturday, 12 September 2015 04:33 PM

    Our laws need reviewing. Load of rubbish. Arresting innocent bus drivers in this instance.

    Ram Saturday, 12 September 2015 04:34 PM

    There are Traffic Rules that we all have to follow regardless of wealth, power, position etc.

    Chandra Saturday, 12 September 2015 04:42 PM

    It is not bus drivers fault. It is really a Defener driver who violate road rule by overtaking a bus where line mark not to overtake. Why bus drivers licence surrendered Bcoz defender is in police department via DM Android App

    Damitha AUS Saturday, 12 September 2015 04:41 PM

    Romeo unfortunately the defender driver is dead and gone, definitely he should be gone in for driving like an idiot.

    romeo Saturday, 12 September 2015 11:01 AM

    usually bus drivers drive fast, but if you look at the video i dont think its their fault but the psd guys.

    Labby Saturday, 12 September 2015 05:33 PM

    The PSD defender was trying to overtake at a bend in high speed. Why blame the bus driver?

    garawi Saturday, 12 September 2015 06:52 PM

    The civil societies for good governance should also take up matters like this with the authorities! Sunday, 13 September 2015 04:37 PM

    There should be left turn sign the defender would have thought it is a straight road even though there is a double line shown not overtake

    MiddleC Saturday, 12 September 2015 09:25 PM

    I think its high time that these security teams are controlled. Just because they have the backing of their henchmen, they think they can do and get away with anything. The bus drivers, for once, are not at fault. They should not have been arrested, remanded, taken to court and fined for an accident they couldnt do antthing about.

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