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Anura says Vijitha exemplary

2 June 2016 04:39 am - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath had set an example by paying damages to Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) for a telephone post, which was damaged when his vehicle knocked it down accidentally, party leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said yesterday.

Mr. Herath’s vehicle hit the pole while it swerved to avoid a collision with a pedestrian
Mr. Dissanayake told a media briefing that Mr. Herath had also paid Rs. 1500 as ordered by the Magistrate as a fine for his failure to avoid an accident.

“Mr. Herath actually accepted this offence and had already paid the fine and thus set an example. He did not run away and did not influence the Police, which he could have easily done,” he said.

However Mr. Dissanayake vehemently denied the allegation that the MP was drunk.

“Mr. Herath was never drunk, though he was driving the vehicle. Those who actually drink every night had made this allegation as they think everyone else drink as they do,” he added.

He said the Police never carried out any investigation to determine whether he was drunk.

He said the unfortunate incident happened while Mr. Herath was on his way home from the party head quarters in Pelawatte.

“Mr. Herath was going to drop some essential food items at his home and then he was scheduled to go to Jaffna and it was he who informed the Police,” Mr. Dissanayake added. (Yohan Perera and Dharashana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 2

  • RC Thursday, 02 June 2016 04:15 PM


    palle Thursday, 02 June 2016 04:43 PM

    Utter lies by JVP.* Who is that pedestrian crossed the road? Shouldn't he be around the accident scene?* If a pedestrian is about to cross the road from left to right, natural reaction of the driver would be swerving to the right, not to the left ( unless the driver is drunk)* If the pedestrian is crossing the road and he is already in the mid of the road,the driver has plenty of times to brake ( unless the driver is drunk or speeding recklessly)

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