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One dies, three injured in hit and run accident along Marine Drive

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Two persons returning from a night club in a car were arrested for causing a hit-and- run accident in which an individual was killed and three others sustained injuries on the Marine Drive in Wellawatta this morning.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said investigation disclosed the duo were intoxicated and returning from a night club in Colombo and were driving towards Dehiwala.

The Wellawatta Police arrested the car driver and another person on board the vehicle when they were fleeing from the scene of the mishap.

Earlier, the driver of the car had ran over a cyclist and then three others along the Marine Drive. The injured were admitted to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital where one of them succumbed to his injuries.

DIG Rohana said the injured were also in a critical condition.

  Comments - 12

  • Saman Saturday, 06 March 2021 08:51 AM

    Give this rascals a heavy judgement. Who is going to pay the lost of precious human life?. What about the injured once?.

    Michael Ranasinghe Saturday, 06 March 2021 09:32 AM

    One life lost three injured and the police spokesperson reports the incident .. this is the story of our lives in Sri Lanka .. How many night clubs are there and how many mobile police units are required to check those who come out of these night clubs ? Or are we the public expected to do that as well?

    Lal Saturday, 06 March 2021 09:44 AM


    Saranga W Saturday, 06 March 2021 09:48 AM

    Typical SL Murder will get out in no time or under Buddhist pardon day What a disgrace

    Ram Saturday, 06 March 2021 10:01 AM


    Zero Justice Saturday, 06 March 2021 10:12 AM

    Unlike the suitcase... the offenders will go scot free due to the connections.. watch this space...

    Mm Saturday, 06 March 2021 10:36 AM

    Why don’t the police Stay in all the roads leading out of clubs and check???? If they do this many lives will be saved by catching people before taking the wheel drunk

    Thomas Sam Saturday, 06 March 2021 10:48 AM

    It was reported bystanders that the driver of the vehicle was a Police officer in civics. If true what action the Police are going to take on this matters

    Waco Saturday, 06 March 2021 10:52 AM

    First of all Driver’s driving Lance must be cancelled.

    Moorthy Badulla Saturday, 06 March 2021 11:41 AM

    Don't worry,the same formula will be followed. Hit and run, Surrender to the police with lawyers, send to prison,Bail out, court cases......... for years. again Night Clubs........... What a jolly (vicious) circle????

    Lion Saturday, 06 March 2021 12:05 PM

    If the culprit is a crony close to the ruling hairacky his safety is guranteed

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Saturday, 06 March 2021 12:24 PM

    I can understand the driver being arrested, but what has the passenger got to do with it? Anyway, how are nightclubs still operating with the COVID-19 restrictions? I thought these places were closed.

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