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B'gamuwa tragedy - No provisions to challenge doctors’ report: Police

2018-10-16 22:38:42
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Police informed court that though the breathalyzer test had confirmed that the lady doctor involved in the Boralesgamuwa accident was under the influence of liquor, the doctors who examined her said it was not so and that there were no provisions to challenge the doctors' report.

Specialist doctor Nilani Gunawardane was not produced in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday because according to a medical report submitted by prison officials she was not in a good health.

They informed court that she was under treatment at the Kalubowila Hospital under the custody of prison guards.

The Court was also informed that the deceased Police Inspector’s two children were under treatment while his wife was still unconscious in Hospital.

Attorney Sumeda Mahawanniarachchi said the doctor was not suffering with a serious ailment and if she was granted bail, it could lead to public unrest.

The Inspector attached to the Police Field Force Headquarters was killed while his wife and two children were injured in a head-on collision between their vehicle and the Jeep driven by the doctor on September 30. (Manopriya Gunasekara and Patrick Marcus)


  Comments - 46

  • Dee Tuesday, 16 October 2018 22:46

    Nothing to worry. She may go Scott free. Just release the video footage of her at clubs. Rest of the world will ensure she has no future in SL.

    Reply : 10       91

    Amith Wednesday, 17 October 2018 08:07

    If you look at the CCTV closely, you can clearly see she is having a Plane Tea.

    Reply : 8       49

    Scooby Doo Wednesday, 17 October 2018 09:58

    I wonder whats wrong with these doctors in Sri Lanka? We dont need thugs in medical profession fire those rascals.

    Reply : 5       50

    Ranjan Wednesday, 17 October 2018 10:25

    Hi Scooby doo. Here in SL we have thugs in every profession just because every profession is a cross section of our society.Medical field is not different .

    Reply : 0       39

    Bala Tuesday, 16 October 2018 22:59

    Usual low down tactics of GMOA doctors. Surely there must be something that needs be done with evidence which was shown on TV of the doctor at the party and the obvious favouritism of the Doctor at Kalubowila as this is a serious case where a man has lost his life. It is in these instances the aggrieved party takes the law into his or her hand against this grave injustice.

    Reply : 6       70

    Mandy Tuesday, 16 October 2018 23:01

    If Police are powerless where their own officer has lost his life and justice cannot be enforced due corrupt doctors, what is there for the common man to look to justice.

    Reply : 3       82

    shiran Tuesday, 16 October 2018 23:26

    I thought only cheap politicians break and send the law. surprising to see so called top professionals also break and bend the law in Sri Lanka. so we have to wait until God makes the judgement.

    Reply : 2       59

    Jude Tuesday, 16 October 2018 23:26

    Well, public should not allow a Drunked doctor gettaway with Murder!!!?? Should dismember her arms!!! Yeah!! So She won't be able to drive again!!!??

    Reply : 11       43

    Michael Tuesday, 16 October 2018 23:30

    Country needs an independent panel, Without the doctors / GMOA influence. What the Police did not do was to take a blood sample or urine sample from the doctor. All these would have proved the doctors statement. Still they can proof by cross examining the Dr who issued the certificate to provide the material used to check if she had consumed liquor or not.

    Reply : 2       41

    Kanaga Wednesday, 17 October 2018 01:07

    The tragedy of the accident is almost forgotten and it has become a stand-off between the two corrupt institutions in Sri Lanka,the Police and the Doctors.

    Reply : 2       56

    Retiree Wednesday, 17 October 2018 01:27

    Cheers to the mafia of the GMOA that has set standards for the world.Basil R was always brought to Court in an ambulance once bail was granted he was politicking thats the standard of our ENGLISH Z SCORE VEDAS

    Reply : 0       38

    deepthi Wednesday, 17 October 2018 02:41

    Throw those breathalyzer to garbage! Pay damages to all poor people who were covicted based on previous breathalyzer tests. Or simply stop up using these things on doctors even they looks drunk up to their eyeballs.

    Reply : 2       30

    Nuri Wednesday, 17 October 2018 03:22

    Why is the omnipresent GMOA silent. They should stage a strike on behalf of the aggrieved party.

    Reply : 1       38

    Wajira Wednesday, 17 October 2018 04:03

    GMOA knows how to product false evidence. They are experts in this.

    Reply : 2       38

    Sena Wednesday, 17 October 2018 13:41

    Lol, above doctor is not even a member of GMOA. Typical looser's mind.

    Reply : 15       6

    Jude Wednesday, 17 October 2018 04:06

    Someone should take matters into their own hands and punish this debunked murderous doctor!! Yeah!! The victim widow has to race the kids without the father!!! This type of crimes can't go unpunished !! Period!!!

    Reply : 2       31

    Saranga Wednesday, 17 October 2018 04:21

    It's not a JeepMPV or SUV

    Reply : 4       10

    Nahfees Wednesday, 17 October 2018 05:35

    As always, we have the jungle law for the powerful and another set for the poorer and needy. Justice will only dealt with for the later.

    Reply : 0       26

    selvin Wednesday, 17 October 2018 05:39

    Take her to show her hidden weapons?? Otherwise no law and order can be maintained in srilanka.

    Reply : 2       22

    Stan Wednesday, 17 October 2018 05:51

    Suspend their medical licenses too

    Reply : 2       32

    Arnold Wednesday, 17 October 2018 06:04

    If the victim was NOT a police officer but a normal tax payer, this case would have been long finished and forgotten.

    Reply : 0       38

    Lal Wednesday, 17 October 2018 06:09

    Shameful how doctors abuse their authority to justify murder. Why is she still being "treated" if she has no major injuries?

    Reply : 0       32

    Jaliya Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:28

    She is apparently down with life long influenza and memory loss.

    Reply : 0       14

    Marie Wednesday, 17 October 2018 06:18

    Time is right to teach doctors to be more doctor than 'im above all'

    Reply : 1       28

    ANTON Wednesday, 17 October 2018 06:53

    HORAAGE AMMAGEN PENA AHANDA YANNE MONA BOORUVODA ?

    Reply : 0       23

    palle Wednesday, 17 October 2018 08:06

    Now I have to agree that GMOA is the most dangerous Mafia in SL.

    Reply : 1       19

    Kanthi Wednesday, 17 October 2018 08:24

    The physician who examined the drunken woman must have been drunk at the time of testing. That is why he/she did not recognize the liqueur smell coming out from the woman. Instead, he/she may have mentioned in her report that the victim-police officer was under the influence of liquor.

    Reply : 1       16

    S..P.Ramkumar Wednesday, 17 October 2018 08:32

    This called Karma that means every action have reaction. When Police Trocher piblic, then doctors giving reports to favor of police, This time it was being reacted against police. Good country.

    Reply : 1       5

    Jaliya Wednesday, 17 October 2018 08:32

    One dead body and another in serious condition no one is taking responsibility. You don't need any provisions to challenge the doctors report. It is important to understand the time lapsed between the accident took place the time of the breathalyzer test and the observation/examination by the hospital doctor. Each passing hour the BAC would become less. Though it may appear the person is not physically drunk she may have an unacceptable level of BAC and could be legally drunk, that is what is needed. The manufacture of the breathalyzer should have the test data gathered in the trial tests conducted to determine the accuracy of the breathalyzer, these data is a key factor in proving the reliability and the accuracy of these tests. They would also have the comparison charts data for BTA Vs breathalyzer tests. These are considered medical instruments has EU/CE and or US/FDA certification. No legal basis for challenging the accuracy of a medical instrument.

    Reply : 0       23

    Alex Wednesday, 17 October 2018 08:38

    කළුබෝවිල දොස්තර ඔහුගේ වාර්තාවේ ගොරකා දඩමස් කොට ඇත. දැනට රටේ පවතින Zig -Zag නීතිය අනුව මියගිය නිලධාරියා බීමත්ව රිය පැදවුවා යැයිද මත පලවිය හැකිය. අවසානයේදී "වංගෙඩිය මිනි මරා ඇති" බවට නිගමනයද විය හැකිය.

    Reply : 0       13

    Sangaralingham Wednesday, 17 October 2018 08:42

    Sad. Matter cannot be ignored for public safety. SA the husband died children still in hospital wife unconscious. Pray for all recovery. If alcohol involved ignorance is a matter of global ptonlem

    Reply : 0       6

    Lafir Wednesday, 17 October 2018 08:49

    This bloody doctor is no better than our politicians, DMT is also responsible for doctors they bend the law and pass the driving test. Sure this is a duty free permit vehicle, she ruined a family in a matter of seconds, should rot in hell.

    Reply : 1       11

    Nalin Mendis Wednesday, 17 October 2018 09:21

    Shame on doctors at Kalubowila hospital who gives bogus medical reports to safeguard this notorious women of same profession. They could safeguard her by giving such reports but she won't escape when the God's punishment come on her way.

    Reply : 1       13

    Martin Milton Wednesday, 17 October 2018 10:00

    An extremely sad day for Sri Lanka's legal system when they cannot summon/arrest a criminal and bring the person to Court for examination. An utterly shameful exercise for Sri Lanka's already disgraced Medical fraternity. Those upstanding Doctors in that Hospital MUST act as 'Whistleblowers' and bring this disgusting, shameless woman to book as soon as possible. She should be charged, her Driving Licence cancelled permanently and she needs to be jailed for at least 25 years with RI. MM

    Reply : 1       13

    Rasheed Wednesday, 17 October 2018 10:09

    Strange law, doctor's report cannot be challenged. It is obvious that doctors support each other. Give the blood sample to SAITM.

    Reply : 2       11

    Jesus Wednesday, 17 October 2018 10:19

    These Sinhala Buddhist are born to drink n Sin

    Reply : 4       12

    Inguru Veda Wednesday, 17 October 2018 10:25

    Come on Padeniya and the mafia why not stage a strike you Z score vedas as reader said .Innocent man is dead and a drunken woman protected by the mafia. How many times did you issue and protect Basil R and a thug in robes now sentenced to jail.The time is right to import some reliable doctors as these are rascals only bleeding the people

    Reply : 1       10

    Sharon Wednesday, 17 October 2018 10:33

    Is she a member of GMOA?

    Reply : 1       4

    fahim Wednesday, 17 October 2018 10:36

    The issue is not whether the Doc. was drunk or not she has committed a grave crime as proved by CCTV. She should be charged for murder

    Reply : 0       11

    chams Wednesday, 17 October 2018 10:40

    Where is this so called Buddhist Clergy, who is hell bent to demand justice on BBS leader?

    Reply : 0       8

    Ceylon Wednesday, 17 October 2018 12:54

    one asp in ambilipitiya pushed young father to death for not giving 2 bottles of arrack as bribe to not disturb family party at home.is this asp also in hispital recieving treatment?.or allready hanged for murder ?.

    Reply : 0       5

    Justice Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:47

    Nobody can take the law to their own hands. Let the learned judges decide. If you accepted the Duminda Silva verdict you should be prepared to accept this one as well. You can’t just accept what you like. Everything has to happen within the provisions of the law and not on public emotions. If there is no conclusive evidence the doctor was drunk, how can we say she was? Everyone is innocent until proven guilty.

    Reply : 6       2

    manju Thursday, 18 October 2018 11:11

    Evidence was there, but, some professionals did not notice it deliberately. These very professionals, if they had acted impartially could have done a far better job.

    Reply : 0       0

    Justice Wednesday, 17 October 2018 16:49

    I thought bail is decided on the type of crime and not on emotions of the public.

    Reply : 0       5

    Decency Wednesday, 17 October 2018 17:06

    To all who want to see doctors hang, just remember you never know when you’d need a doctor. And this doctor is one of less than 10 specialists in her field, who stayed in the country. She would’ve saved thousands of lives. But all you see is the one which was inadvertently lost.

    Reply : 13       5

    Warren Raed Thursday, 18 October 2018 10:55

    That doesn't pave the way to release her after committing a horrible crime like this.

    Reply : 0       0

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