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A brother of President Maithripala Sirisena has been arrested by the Polonnaruwa Police in connection with an accident which killed two persons when a cab collided head-on with a motorcycle at Athumalpitiya in Polonnaruwa last morning.

The suspect, Nanasiri Pagnaratne Sirisena was remanded till September 11 after being produced in the Polonnaruwa Magistrate Court.

Police said the 44-year-old pillion rider died after being admitted to the Polonnaruwa Hospital yesterday morning while the 59-year-old motorcycle rider who was undergoing treatment at the Hospital succumbed to his injuries yesterday evening.

The victims Jayaratna Banda and Jayasekara Mudiyanselage Buddhadasa, residents of Hingurakgoda were identified as brothers.

Police said the cab had fled the accident scene and later the cab driver was arrested after he surrendered to the Polonnaruwa Police station.(Darshana Sanjeewa and K.G. Karunaratna)

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  • AjithZ Sunday, 10 September 2017 10:02 AM

    Arresting the president's brother alone is a major achievement and a big step in the right direction. Never happened in the recent past. Hope that the correct procedure would follow.

    Lahiru Padmasena Sunday, 10 September 2017 02:08 PM

    Will be released soon.

    raj Sunday, 10 September 2017 02:28 PM

    Is he admitted to the prison hospital

    Snowy Sunday, 10 September 2017 10:17 AM

    This shows the uncivilised nature of Sri Lanka society. Being the President of Sri Lanka's brother he should have stopped his vehicle and taken to injured to hospital. What a disgrace. What can we expect from bus, van, three wheeler and gentleman (the one in tie) drivers.

    Arnold Sunday, 10 September 2017 04:36 PM

    He did the right thing, if he had stopped the by standers would have killed him, and burned the vehicle too.

    Dee Sunday, 10 September 2017 04:53 PM

    If this had happened two years ago. A couple of defender loads of s...s would have arrived at the scene. President's Bro would be in another location. Someone else would be the driver, all those who witnessed would be missing.

    ANTON Sunday, 10 September 2017 10:27 AM

    ANOTHER PATIENT TO THE PRISON HOSPITAL ???

    ranjan Sunday, 10 September 2017 05:09 PM

    There is no Prison hospital in the Anuradhapura prison

    Not police Sunday, 10 September 2017 11:25 AM

    Are you sure, is He in prision now? Probably He would have sleep in Home.

    dhammika Sunday, 10 September 2017 01:11 PM

    Would this have happened under Mahinda Rajapaksha. Whatever said and done, we have improved our level of democracy although only a little

    Jayantha Perera Sunday, 10 September 2017 02:38 PM

    More serious things happened when Mahinda was Prez

    Damith Sunday, 10 September 2017 02:43 PM

    A car driven by the former president's son knocked a 3Wheeler during broad daylight a few years ago in Narahenpita. However the security personnel quickly took away the car and the Presidential son. No statements, inquiries or cases against the offender.

    Kamal Sunday, 10 September 2017 04:21 PM

    So many compromises would have been worked out to free him and to neutralise the case in the court.

    Ranjan Fernando Sunday, 10 September 2017 01:14 PM

    With the old regime even this news would not have come out! Breathe easy. The driver would have fled the scene for the fear of being assaulted.

    karthik Sunday, 10 September 2017 01:38 PM

    If it is so and if our President allows the law enforcing officers to do their duty without any interference he will carve a niche in the hearts of the peace loving citizens of this beautiful country.

    ceylon Sunday, 10 September 2017 02:17 PM

    frequently sirisena family in troubles.seems people's curse is working. via DM Android App

    Raja Sunday, 10 September 2017 03:55 PM

    Just imagine if Gota did this he would have been treated in a different way. I congratulate MS for not intervening with law. This is what we need. I would like to hear some comments from Namal, Wimal, Udaya and Bandulla on this. Where are they????

    Sincere Sunday, 10 September 2017 04:00 PM

    How on earth we hear in this country that a brother of a President is remanded. Is this a dream?

    Hautaum Sunday, 10 September 2017 04:01 PM

    to wait for further development on this regards.

    Mason Sunday, 10 September 2017 06:16 PM

    In a way it is to be appreciated that the President's brother has been remanded until tomorrow, the law is being applied irrespective of power and position. Let the public note that had this been under MR the whole thing would have been hushed up.

    Kadiya Sunday, 10 September 2017 06:33 PM

    Let's see if the Yahaplanaya magic works here!

    Nelum Sunday, 10 September 2017 10:22 PM

    How come this news is not reported an Sinhala newspapers.


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