Sat, 18 Sep 2021 Today's Paper

Drunk driver to be charged with murder

10 August 2020 04:58 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The driver who was arrested over the accident in which a student was killed and eleven others were injured when a double cab ran over them at Aralaganwila had been charged with murder, Police said today.

A 16-year-old student was killed and 11 others aged between 14 and 16 years were injured when a cab travelling from Dehiattakandiya to Aralaganwila crashed into a group of students returning from a private class at Bogas Junction in Aralaganwila around 3.00 p.m. on Sunday.

Director Police Legal Division SSP Ruwan Gunasekara said the driver was produced in the Polonnaruwa Magistrate’s Court and was remanded till August 24.

He said the breathalyser test and the JMO report confirmed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

He said the police also sought the Attorney General’s instructions over the incident and that the driver will be charged with murder and attempted murder.

Meanwhile, Police Spokesman SSP Jaliya Senaratna said that this was the third incident where a driver was charged with murder.

The first case was at Kirinda last month where three police officers who were on duty at a roadblock on the Matara-Hakmana Road were run over by a tipper truck, killing a police constable.

The second case was at Nugegoda where a soldier was killed when a bus crashed into an army cab on the Nugegoda flyover.

Earlier, the Police said that cases would be filed against drivers for fatal accidents due to negligence and reckless driving, after consulting the Attorney General.

They said section 294 of the Penal Code has clear provision to file murder charges against such individuals.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

 

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 4

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  • COLOMBO CITIZEN Monday, 10 August 2020 05:37 PM

    At last some justice. Actually they must be hanged.

    Lal Monday, 10 August 2020 05:46 PM

    WHAT ABOUT KUSUL MENDIS AND AVISKA FERNANDO ???? Nothing no any checks. Chapter closed by ONE MILLION RUPEES

    Mahesh Monday, 10 August 2020 08:19 PM

    This applies only to small people!

    Warren Raed Tuesday, 11 August 2020 01:03 PM

    It took so many deaths to convince a government to implement death penalty for reckless driving and killing someone. This shows to poor mentality of a government and its policy makers in a country. Such penalties should have been implemented long long ago.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 


Mysterious disease killing pups!

A mysterious respiratory disease affecting puppies in the Central Province is

Jacqueline Fernandez; Lankan Star Shining in Indian Film Sky

Sri Lanka’s Jacqueline Fernandez who has made a name for herself in India

Young families share stories of pregnancy in a pandemic

For hundreds of expectant and new mothers, pregnancy and childbirth are nothi

“Your travel plans should not come first” – Dr. Dinu Guruge

In a recent live discussion on fighting the Covid-19 pandemic hosted by Daily