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The government should send Sandeep Sampath Gunawardena, the victim of the hit and run accident allegedly involving Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka, overseas for further treatment, MP Udaya Gammanpila said.

Sandeep Sampath was hit by a jeep allegedly driven by the Minister in Rajagiriya is now being treated in the Intensive Care Unit of the National Hospital.  

Speaking at a media briefing MP Gammanpila, once the Ranawaka’s right hand man, said the government should provide the victim with the best possible treatment to save the reputation of the government.

“It will be not good for the Minister, who played a main role in establishing the government, if he was to die. Therefore they should make every effort to provide him with the best possible treatment,” he said.  

The MP questioned why Sandeep could not be sent abroad for treatment like Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senarathne and Late Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, who were flown to Singapore for further treatment.

 “Sandeep Sampath re-gained consciousness yesterday five days after the accident. Yet, he can’t open his eyes and he can’t speak. The government should intervene, the MP said.

“His friends, who witnessed the accident, said they were being asked by people to meet the minister. They should not try to influence the witnesses in such a manner. We are doing what we can for them as they sought our assistance claiming their lives were at risk. We should be glad the youths have come forward against the injustice meted out to their friend by this powerful Minister,” the parliamentarian said.

Refuting claims that 1000cc motorbikes could not be ridden in Sri Lanka, Gammampila said such motorbikes, including Sandeep’s had been registered with the relevant authorities.

He stated the police had also not done their job properly in recording statements from the eyewitnesses and that they hoped to meet the IGP and the National Police Commission (NPC) with regard to the matter. (Piyumi Fonseka)

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  • Yanafernando Monday, 07 March 2016 02:56 PM

    You left one thing out Arnold. rich kids with no brains. Charge them

    Desmond Jeromme Monday, 07 March 2016 09:19 AM

    Correct, our doctors cannot handle this case. Send the patient abroard for treatment.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 07 March 2016 09:25 AM

    Sandeep Sampath Gunawardene should be shown special attention and get him well soon.

    Andrew Pitugala Monday, 07 March 2016 10:37 AM

    QUITE TRUE. THEY DO NOT HAVE HUMAN FEELINGS. IT IS MONEY MONEY AND MORE MONEY

    Hanza Sunday, 06 March 2016 03:31 PM

    Another inconsequential rant by gammanpila.

    Arnold Sunday, 06 March 2016 03:33 PM

    If Gamanpila has nothing sensible to say he should shut up! These rich kids were obviously breaking the law. First govt should investigate how they managed to get a 1000 cc bike. Second, how did they get the money to buy that. And they should investigate their connections. Only those who are connected tot he MR family are arrogant enough to hit another vehicles from behind and talk big about it.

    BV Sunday, 06 March 2016 03:34 PM

    MR.GAMMANPILA FIRST OF ALL HAVE YOU GOT FAITH IN THE JUDICIARY OF THIS COUNTRY IF ITS A YES THEN LEAVE THE MATTER TO THE LEARNED JUDGES. via DM Android App

    channel collectors Sunday, 06 March 2016 04:02 PM

    In other word GMOA members are good for nothing.

    Observer Monday, 07 March 2016 10:56 AM

    Gamanpilas comments are with an agenda i.e. to hit at Champika. via DM Android App

    words Sunday, 06 March 2016 04:51 PM

    so true.. why trust our local doctors if the Minister of Health cant via DM Android App

    Kasun Sunday, 06 March 2016 07:21 PM

    I think better to send gamanpilla abroad so that we dont have to listen to his stupid statements day in.day out.

    Steve Sunday, 06 March 2016 09:00 PM

    No Sir, he is correct. Our Doctors are not capable for his treatment. Well send Gammans abroad for treatment.

    gayan Sunday, 06 March 2016 09:06 PM

    So is it the victims fault in accidents from now on?

    Arnolis Sunday, 06 March 2016 09:38 PM

    Of course anyone and everyone who could afford goes abroad for treatment. Our GMOA money making machines AKA Doctors are so preoccupied with satisfying their greed they cannot differentiate right from let anymore. Government should not listen to a few thousands of greedy doctors who hold the lives of millions of Sri Lankans ransom. BRING IN THE INDIAN DOCTORS PLEASE!

    Wise Donkey Monday, 07 March 2016 01:48 PM

    Why his sympathy is particularly only this case? Is it his one time friend is his enemy now?


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