Sabaragamuwa Province Chief Minister Maheepala Herath and his driver had been injured when his cab collided head-on with a truck at Pitagaladeniya in Kegalle on the Avissawella-Kegalle Main Road early this morning, the Police said.
The cab driver was admitted to the Kegalle Hospital in critical condition. The Chief Minister sustained minor injuries.
The cab in which the Chief Minister was travelling was also severally damaged in the accident.
The driver of the truck had been arrested by the Pindeniya Police. (Saliya Gamasinghe)