The 24-year-old Tarinda Ratwatte, the suspect driver of the Defender Vehicle which was involved in the accident in which State Intelligence Services (SIS) Police Constable (PC) Sithum Alahapperuma was killed, has been released on bail today.
Police said the arrested, who is a resident of Ampitiya, had been under the influence of liquor at the time of the accident. On June 16, the suspect was remanded until today by the Colombo Traffic Court.
The PC attached to the SIS, Alahapperuma, who foiled the Rs. 7.9 million robbery at the National Hospital, died on June 14 while receiving treatment at the ICU of the National Hospital, following the road accident at Bambalapitya on June 11.(Yoshitha Perera)