The vehicle in which former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and his wife were travelling met with an accident at Denagama in Hakmana this morning, the Police said.
They said the vehicle, which collided with a land-master hand-tractor, veered off the road and crashed into a wayside tree.
The Police said Mr Rajapaksa and his wife escaped unhurt and the land-master driver, who was injured, was admitted to the Walasmulla Hospital.
The driver of the jeep was taken into custody. (Text and pic by Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk and Yasantha Ariyasena)