A BMW car, which was reportedly driven by a relative of a powerful politician, had ended up in a canal at Thalawathogoda in Battaramulla last morning after crashing into two other cars, sources said.
Eyewitnesses had said they saw the BMW car leaving a nearby night club around 6.00 a.m. on Saturday and crashed into two vehicles before plunging into the canal.
They also said two people who were in the BMW got into a three-wheeler and fled the scene.
No casualties were reported and the owners of the two damaged cars had lodged complaints with the Talangama police.
However, the driver of the BMW had not reported to the Police station until last night. The vehicle had been taken to the Talangama Police Station.
Meanwhile, reports said a person claiming to be a top official atatched to a vehicle sale company had apparently approached the parties to reach an amicable settlement with the owners of the two vehicles.
However he had not disclosed the name of the driver.
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Karu Sunday, 18 March 2018 13:00
In Sri Lanka Politics and filthiness go together.
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Motorist Monday, 19 March 2018 09:13
If it ended up in the canal, it probably belongs there!
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JOHAN Sunday, 18 March 2018 13:04
Public money -Powerful Minister's son when going from night club damaged the car and absconding.Do they know any suffering of the poor masses
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Gayan Sunday, 18 March 2018 19:31
The word is the politician concern is of higher stature than a minister of the govt. His son is known for these antics.
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Sujeewa Sunday, 18 March 2018 21:48
What they do not know is that the economy that was growing 6 - 8% from 2009 to 2014, recorded 3.1% in 2017 and 4.4% in 2016 - resulting declaration of 1.3% in just one year. Under CBK, since independence we experienced a NEGATIVE GROWTH in 2001. The Jaraapaalanaya will repeat it again.
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Lord Wolfstein Sunday, 18 March 2018 13:24
These breed of politicians are completely useless. How can politicians who are not even able to raise their offspring rule this country?
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Lara Sunday, 18 March 2018 13:29
Ministerial sons have enough money to fled the scene abandoning a BMW i8. I don't think a common Sri Lankan can even abandon a motor cycle like this.
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DinkeyTheDonkey Sunday, 18 March 2018 21:34
I see two dislikes to this comment. Me thinking who would dislike such a comment
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Hesh Sunday, 18 March 2018 13:34
Who cares that this government failed to achieve an economic growth higher than 4%? The ministerial sons have manged to get down the most expensive cars.
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Camel Sunday, 18 March 2018 13:36
Good opportunity for JVP. When an incident like this happen you can pay them to keep their mouths shut.
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ransam Sunday, 18 March 2018 18:35
So JVP didn't get the amount to keep their mouths shut during bond scam investigation by COPE?
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Jehan Sunday, 18 March 2018 13:38
I remember that Ranja was looking everywhere for hidden Lamboginis after winning the election. Looks like his fellow cabinet ministers have been busy buying all the expensive cars.
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concern Sunday, 18 March 2018 19:09
Exactly, Surprisingly no one has said it is from the MR clan as yet.
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Hari Mani Sunday, 18 March 2018 13:44
wow, now we know where the Srilankan budget is spent. Around the parliamentarians, and their kith and kin. When the ordinary citizens struggle the high and mighty are busy enjoying the good governance. A top guy without the back bone needs to go...
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azmer Sunday, 18 March 2018 13:51
Whatever it is, please take care of the Car, it is our money and belongs to us.
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justica USA Sunday, 18 March 2018 13:56
Un registered with the plates from the car sales, take the owner into custidy so he reveals the guy whom it was sold to so the driver could be arrested. Probably a drunk driver who fled the scene. Will the POWERFUL minister let the law enforcement authorities to do their job without any hindrance? Get hold of the 3 wheel driver who took them to safety to provide more info,IF he knows
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Sincere Sunday, 18 March 2018 13:57
All will now agree that "Boys are boys" theory is applicable to all irrespective of party colours! The only difference is that those who have to accept it now have been in opposition for centuries.
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DHA Sunday, 18 March 2018 14:22
Idiot wanted to show-off only why give donkeys luxury vehicles.....he had no control of his vehicle right from the start....
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srilankan Sunday, 18 March 2018 14:42
Is this news worthy DM?????? we as a country has much more burning developmental issues that can be reported...... not Drunk, Drive and Ditch case!!!!
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Jehan Sunday, 18 March 2018 15:04
The current govt used non-existent Lamboginis to come to power. That is why this BMW becomes news. You should follow what you preach.
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JeffK Sunday, 18 March 2018 15:05
Development? Haven't heard about anything related to development in the last couple of years.
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citizen Sunday, 18 March 2018 14:57
HEY EVERYONEDON'T GO AROUND..... THE DRIVER IS THE SON OF THE OWNER OF A CAR SALE IN COLOMBO 05. THE OWNER IS RELATED TO A POWERFUL MINISTER.SO THAT IS THE CONNECTION. SO NO CASE.CITIZEN
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ali Sunday, 18 March 2018 15:12
Is that because a BMW, on the news?
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Labby Sunday, 18 March 2018 16:35
Why do we always get half the news? If it can be reported as 'a powerful politician', why not name him? Is there a constraint on that?
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Sambo Sunday, 18 March 2018 17:12
So we are to believe that this is a top, top politicians son who crashes in to night clubs and creates problems.
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Dr.Wijebahu Sunday, 18 March 2018 17:34
There should be a upper limit of value for the cars imported to Sri Lanka as the country is trapped in a financial difficulty. You don't need £100.000 cars in Sri Lanka. Has the governments got any brain to run this country. There were limits for engine size few years ago. The corrupt politicians have removed them ,so they and their children can enjoy beyond reasonable limits.The country has to provide spare parts for these cars as well.
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Jaliya Monday, 19 March 2018 09:20
Dr. If any person who wants to import any car of any value should be able to do so when the importer is in compliance with any applicable regulations. That's what makes many countries an open trade system a success. The issue is NOT the car its the DRIVER. There are too many idiots who doesn't know the road rules... safe driving and good manners. To make matters worst cops have been giving the blind eye to most of the traffic violators, that is the issue.
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Thomas Sunday, 18 March 2018 17:52
Ill gotten money ends up in the lake
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Siv Sunday, 18 March 2018 18:07
These political luxuries brought by MR and gang follow by UNP gang.
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Arnold Sunday, 18 March 2018 18:34
But the IRD guys are spending their time trying to squeeze out taxes from petti kades and murukku sellers, while the fat cats dont pay a cent in taxes and put everyone's lives in danger.
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Yeti Sunday, 18 March 2018 18:36
Anything a JO member's son can do, a cabinet minister's son can do better.
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Ram Sunday, 18 March 2018 18:51
That’s the public money wasted again. God save our land from these culprits.
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JVP Sunday, 18 March 2018 18:53
who is that minister What if its MRs relative whats the grantee thats current government. via DM Android App
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jeevaan Sunday, 18 March 2018 18:59
looks like the press is afraid expose the names of the culprits to the nation ?
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Dudley Sunday, 18 March 2018 19:01
It must be Namal and Mahinda and get FCID to investigate! We need another term of yahapalana.
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SAM Monday, 19 March 2018 09:15
Money talks. There are no saints in the circus. They are the real professionals. Public servants have to first look after there own safety and perks. Work is secondary.
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Jeranimo Fdo. Sunday, 18 March 2018 19:03
Actually, I think it is the duty of the president to instruct IGP to take up this matter personally and take necessary steps without delay and disclose to the public who is involved in this crime. The president should intervene in this because this is a matter where one of the ministers or his son is involved which reflects very badly on the Govt.and its reputation. Otherwise, this incident will be swept under the carpet as usual in such cases.
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Wise Donkey Sunday, 18 March 2018 19:15
When the weather is hot everyone needs a dip in the water and BMW is no exception.
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yaharumara Sunday, 18 March 2018 19:19
Details not enough who is the father and who is the son?
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roshan Sunday, 18 March 2018 20:01
bought with peoples money.. that the destiny.
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Jagath Leanage Sunday, 18 March 2018 20:13
Why cant they revealed the name ? What we heard is big man's son .
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Leon Sunday, 18 March 2018 21:08
The driver has done the right thing in accordance with idiotic Law now in force in Srilanka.
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Jagath Leanage Sunday, 18 March 2018 21:12
ඔන්න ඕකට තමයි කියන්නේ "නීතිය නවනව" කියල .
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bandula Sunday, 18 March 2018 22:34
දැන් නම් යමපාලනය නීතිය හතරට නමලා ඕක යටගහලා දමාවී අර පොලොස්පතියා ඕකේ සැර් යැස් සැර් කියලා??
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Jagath Leanage Sunday, 18 March 2018 21:25
Top shots sons and daughters playin havoc in our country . All rules and laws are for common people . Big shots are above the law . ඒ අතින් අපි හරි වෙනස් ජාතියක් .
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Citizen Sunday, 18 March 2018 21:36
Until the culture of impunity for crime ends this country willcontinue with lawlessness.
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Upul Sunday, 18 March 2018 21:46
What is the problem? If one is lost today, will get a bigger and a better brand tomorrow. This is the attitude of the people who get freebies. If that person used his hard earned money to purchase that car, then he will be much more careful than this.
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Gamarala Sunday, 18 March 2018 22:32
Sri Lanka should curtail the import of these luxury vehicles, There should be a top limit of the price of cars imported to our poor nation. This is disgraceful when the majority of the inhabitants are strugling to make a living, we see this type of wastage of our foreign exchange on useless ultra luxury cars being imported to this developing nation.
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TISSA Monday, 19 March 2018 13:19
more trouble to our beloved NAYAKATHUMA
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