Cricketer Kusal Mendis, who was arrested over a fatal accident, was released on bail by Panadura magistrate Chandana Kalansuriya today.
He was released on two sureties of one million rupees each by the magistrate.
His driving license has also been temporarily suspended.
Lawyers appeared for the cricketer promised in court to offer one million as compensation to the victim and Rs. 200,000 of the amount was paid today.
He was arrested following an accident that killed a 64-year-old man at Horethuduwa in Panadura.
Comments - 9
BigEars Monday, 06 July 2020 12:36 PM
A county with multiple laws. Death by a road accident is a murder charge from what I know. He should be in remand. Driving on the wrong side, knocking a cyclist down and driving off.
alex Monday, 06 July 2020 12:38 PM
Is that what a mans life is worth today?? So sad!!! What was the defendants argument "Act of God"????
Mk Monday, 06 July 2020 12:50 PM
Banana Republic Monday, 06 July 2020 12:57 PM
So money can buy you anything? No disciplinary action ?
Mk Monday, 06 July 2020 12:58 PM
OUR SRILANKA LAWS. KILL THE PEOPLE NO PROBLEM. FORGE SIGNATURE NO PROBLEM. CHEAT NO PROBLEM.
WITHOUT MASKS YES REMAND. FOOTPATH BEGGAR YES. REMAND. UNNECESSARILY TALK WITH MEDIA YES. REMAND. TIMBER AND ANIMALS TRANSPORT YES. REMAND. THEFT YES REMAND. THESE ARE SOME LAWSUITS FROM OUR BANANA SRILANKA
Truth Monday, 06 July 2020 12:59 PM
Disgrace. So law only applies to poor people?!
FF Monday, 06 July 2020 08:44 PM
OMG. LEGAL SYSTEM DOES NOT EXIST FOR THE PRESIDENT, THE PM, PARLIAMENTARIANS, SOLDIERS OR ARMED FORCES AND NOW NATIONAL CRICKETERS. THEY ARE ALL ABOVE THE LAW.
senaratne Monday, 06 July 2020 08:56 PM
our courts are like karthi courts. from now on I will call our courts karthi supreme court, karthi appeals courts, karthi district courts etc.
N samarawickrama Monday, 06 July 2020 09:32 PM
Did cricket board interfere to get him bail. How much a mans life is worth in Sri Lanka.
His lawyer offered RS 1 million to mans family to accept an out of court settlement. This is why Sri Lanka is not Singapore. Money talk and criminals go unpunished.
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