Two eyewitnesses of the controversial Rajagiriya accident had arrived at the Police Head Quarters today and handed over a written complaint where they had stated that the driver of the jeep at the time of the accident was Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka.
Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said Acting IGP Senior DIG S.M.Wickremesinghe had informed the police to send the written statements to Western Province Senior DIG Pujith Jayasundara.
He said the Acting IGP Wickremesinghe had also informed Senior DIG Pujith Jayasundara to submit a report into the accident and allegations levelled against Minister Champika Ranawaka by the two eye witnesses.
The two eye witnesses had arrived at the police HQ with their lawyers, police said.
The accident took place on February 28 night in Rajagiriya, leaving two youths critically injured.
The jeep which was involved in the accident had fled the scene and a person who claimed to be the driver of the jeep had surrendered to the Borella Police after about 20 minutes of the accident, said ASP Gunasekara.
The person who apparently claimed to have been driving the jeep was produced in court and released on surety bail.
Speaking at an event, Minister Ranawaka had said it was the driver of his ministry who had driven the ministry’s jeep at the time the accident took place last Sunday.
Police investigations have not yet found whether there had been a change of driver in the jeep involved in the accident before it reached the Borella Police and that the driver had surrendered to the Welikada Police. (Piyumi Fonseka)
We want impartial inquiry, then sri lanka on right path to good governance
Ray Saturday, 05 March 2016 08:28 AM
very unlikely two eye witness would volunteer to arrive with lawyers to a police station to give evidence. Total MR style setup via DM iOS App
onlooker Saturday, 05 March 2016 09:25 AM
Why these special actions, it is upto the police to perform their normal duties.
Diyani Saturday, 05 March 2016 10:12 AM
Get used these people. This is nothing but Yahapalanaya.
Gunaya Sunday, 06 March 2016 04:53 PM
The Yahapalanaya is now overflowing !!!!
gallage Saturday, 05 March 2016 11:25 AM
Seenigama pol Wadakaranava wage.
Pimpika Sunday, 06 March 2016 07:15 PM
I am coming after a couple of shots with Ratanaya. Sorry did not see the bike. Get used to the yahapalanam!
Nilhan Jayawardene Saturday, 05 March 2016 04:20 PM
These lawyers also hide the facts, this rider had try to over take from left side which is illegal and hit the rear left side of the jeep. In sri lanka it is dangerous to be in an accident scene as public take law in to there hand.
janaka Saturday, 05 March 2016 04:56 PM
police will be paralised by megapolise
Wele Vidane Saturday, 05 March 2016 05:15 PM
Send cctv footage to Dentist.
Yahapala Saturday, 05 March 2016 05:22 PM
Thanks Act. IGP, look like fair and justice restoring now
Suren Sarathkumara Saturday, 05 March 2016 05:37 PM
They are lying. See how many times they cover their mouths while talking.
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