Police say Drivers involved in fatal accidents to be charged with murder

30 July 2020 12:09 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

  • a soldier was killed and two others injured in a fatal accident on the Nugegoda flyover
  • Section 294 fourth limb of the Penal Code has clear provision to file murder charges against such individuals

By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya 

Cases would be filed against the drivers who cause fatal accidents due to negligence and reckless driving under murder charges in future, the police said yesterday.   

Director Police Legal Division SSP Ruwan Gunasekara said they would file murder charges after consulting the Attorney General.   


He said section 294 of the Penal Code has clear provision to file murder charges against such individuals.   


SSP Gunasekara made these remarks after appearing in the Nugegoda Magistrate’s Court over the case in which a soldier was killed and two others were injured in a fatal accident on the Nugegoda flyover.  The accident occurred when a private bus arriving on the opposite lane crashed with an army cab when the bus tried to overtake another bus on the flyover on July 20.  SSP Gunasekara said the Acting IGP ordered the Police to conduct an investigation into the accident and take maximum action against the driver.     


According to section 294 fourth limb of the Penal Code, “If the person committing the act knows that it is so imminently dangerous that it must in all probability cause death, or such bodily injury as is likely to cause death, and commits such act without any excuse for incurring the risk of causing death or such injury as aforesaid”.   

 

  • The accident occurred when a private bus crashed with an army cab when the bus tried to overtake another bus on the flyover

 

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  Comments - 0

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




“I don’t think Sri Lankans can be realistically ruled by force” -Ahimsa Wickrematunge

Twelve years after the assassination of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the founding

Decisions to be made in Sri Lanka’s hunt for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Around the world, governments are gearing up to roll out nationwide immunizat

“I am the Godfather of Russian tourists” - Udayanga Weeratunga

Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga is back in the sce

Sri Lankan migrant workers still in limbo

Sri Lanka’s migrant workers are a significant part of our economy, with the

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.