BMW driver a relative, not a Ministry official: Hashim

19 March 2018 10:52 am - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Commenting on the Saturday’s accident in Thalawathugoda involving a BMW and two other vehicles, UNP Minister Kabir Hashim in a facebook post said the 'individual who was driving the BMW car at the time of the accident was one of his relatives.

The full post;

“Recent allegations levelled by several websites regarding an accident that took place on Saturday (17) in Thalawatugoda involving a BMW and two other vehicles have been brought to my attention.

The individual who was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident is a relation of mine.

However, he has no involvement in my political work nor is he an official connected to my Ministry.

This accident is being dealt with by the relevant authorities and neither myself nor my personal staff have any involvement,"

  Comments - 26

  • ANTON Monday, 19 March 2018 11:23 AM


    Darrel Monday, 19 March 2018 11:28 AM

    Looks like you have some very rich relatives. I guess if the police stop's and checks an unregistered car driven under the influence the so-called relative would not have called you or any of your staff. Must be a smooth-talking relative to get out of that soup.

    Lee Buurgers Monday, 19 March 2018 01:59 PM

    The relative is definitely a smooth talker. If you dig a little deeper, just ask how brother in law made the money to buy this car a month ago. Look towards a power deal

    Hari M Monday, 19 March 2018 11:38 AM

    So will he be arrested for his unlawful behaviour of escaping the scene of an accident before the police arrived? Was the car brought under the minister's permit scheme? Time to investigate and prosecute these all white color criminals. The country is sliding in to anarchy, thanks to our leader who has turned out to be the biggest betrayer of the Srilankan people.

    Karu Monday, 19 March 2018 11:39 AM

    Like Bond issue this is bonding issue

    Tissa Monday, 19 March 2018 01:31 PM

    another maama, baana involvement?

    SAM Tuesday, 20 March 2018 10:42 AM

    Like the Raja Powla controlling SLankan, Udyanga, Mig, Palaces each worth Billions, TV Channels, .........

    ranmala Monday, 19 March 2018 12:20 PM

    As a responsible citizen do your duty. hand over the brat to the authorities and let the law take its course

    Devaka Jayaweera Monday, 19 March 2018 02:00 PM

    Not a brat. A 40 man. A deal maker BIL

    Sameen Jan Monday, 19 March 2018 12:27 PM

    Tell us more. Who was the owner of the car- minister or driver?

    kingBarnet@pakisland Monday, 19 March 2018 01:32 PM

    HAKISH HA HA .....

    Jaliya Monday, 19 March 2018 12:38 PM

    Kabir said...."This accident is being dealt with by the relevant authorities and neither myself nor my personal staff have any involvement," We sure hope that is the case ..... but cannot help not noticing that the drunk driver fled the scene and later showed up at the police station was not arrested ... Is that the first sign of not getting involved ?

    Nadi Karunaratne Monday, 19 March 2018 12:56 PM

    Relative - can't you be more specific, son, daughter, third cousin? Full disclosure is usually best. What is a poor country like ours doing having these expensive imports on the road anyway....shows contempt for the ordinary people who can't afford basic necessities.

    Fouzi Monday, 19 March 2018 02:02 PM

    Brother in law

    Tee Monday, 19 March 2018 01:11 PM

    This will be the usual response. My great grand father was rich. He had this amount of land. Our family inherited his money. So we don't have to engage in corruption to bring down luxurious vehicles.

    Be Fair Monday, 19 March 2018 01:16 PM

    Thank god FB is up and running, if not we wouldn't have know it was your relative who ran away after an accident

    Ashok Monday, 19 March 2018 02:37 PM

    City of London To Diyawana Oya, By BMW.

    Calista Premachandra Gunawardana Monday, 19 March 2018 03:06 PM

    ..good business pending for a condemned BMW

    alfresco Monday, 19 March 2018 02:52 PM

    Poor tax payers money

    Truth Monday, 19 March 2018 02:56 PM

    Kabir is not politically rich, his family is rich and he has some decent businesses running. Just because he is engaged in politics, it is not always swindled money. The accident of course, will be politically handled, as is every other politicians relative. This is not new.

    huTA Monday, 19 March 2018 03:03 PM

    What a seeker U r.

    Yeti Monday, 19 March 2018 03:01 PM

    Ok it may be a family member or a relative, we all cannot be saints but what is important is to let justice be done whoever it may be!

    Pachaya Monday, 19 March 2018 03:21 PM

    What is the difference between LAMBORGHINI and BMW I8, other than the price and the brand?

    Jaliya Monday, 19 March 2018 06:52 PM

    Provided the driver is intoxicated.... one can fly when you hit a speed bump while the other can sail in muddy water.

    Rambo Tuesday, 20 March 2018 06:07 AM

    Accident happened on Saturday 17th Early morning and the so called culprit surrendered on 19th Monday. As usual time lapsed in consulting lawyers and probably Switching the driver with a good deal keeps everything closed, now get some report to say it's a mechanical failure and wash your hands! Guess the finger prints of the steering wheel and the 'so called culprit' would be ......

    fuzha Tuesday, 20 March 2018 06:40 AM

    1st of all gratitude to Kabir MP for coming up with the facts. As others have pointed out, justice should be equal to all. But this haven't been the case as per the things unfolded so far, since the suspect haven't been taken into custody even though he had actually fled the seen. Very unprofessional from the Police as well on this aspect, especially in this day and age!

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