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Colombo Additional Magistrate Chandana Kalansooriya today suspended the driving licence of Cricketer Ramith Rambukwella following an accident that occurred at Independence Avenue, Colombo 7 recently.

The Cinnamon Garden Police had put forward five charges against the suspect including Drunken Driving, Negligent Driving, Not Avoiding a Possible Accident, Driving a Vehicle Registered under someone else’s name and driving with a Fake Number Plate.

The Police told court that it was revealed at the time of the accident the suspect was under the influence of alcohol.

Later, he was produced before a JMO to examine on the injuries to him from the accident and the JMO in his report had stated that the suspect had a smell of alcohol as well.

However, after pleading guilty on the two charges of Negligent Driving and Not Avoiding a Possible Accident, the Counsel who appeared on behalf of the suspect pleaded not guilty on the other charges of Drunken Driving, Driving a Vehicle Registered under someone else’s name and driving with a Fake Number Plate.

The Magistrate put off the case for further proceedings and to furnish bail requirements on October 18.
The suspect Ramith is Parliamentarian Keheliya Rambukwella’s son and is currently on Police bail.
(Shehan Chamika Silva)

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  • Buddika Wednesday, 28 September 2016 08:55 AM

    Without subjecting to the Brothelizer test,police produce these type of goons to the medical officer knowing that the doctor's report is not enough to prove the drunkeness before court of law. So this should be investigated and police must be punished if they have done this purposely to rescue him from that charge.

    yahapala Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:15 AM

    JMO s reports on smell of alcohol. Funny very funny. Can't take a blood check. Will this happens to a normal citizen. What kind of JMO report is this. Our judiciary is so week. Is this the way that Yahapalanaya function?

    ziyard Tuesday, 27 September 2016 12:33 PM

    Kudos to police officers,this is the beauty of yahapalanaya,now everyone is equal before the law,whatever it is they have not given up their fraudulent activities,how dare he is to drive with a fake number plate?

    reader Wednesday, 28 September 2016 01:05 PM

    "Driving a Vehicle Registered under someone elses name" is that even a charge?

    TRUE MAN. Tuesday, 27 September 2016 01:15 PM

    FATHERS SON WHO FOLLOWS FATHERS FOOT STEPS. via DM Android App

    rosebud Tuesday, 27 September 2016 01:18 PM

    Shame on him -- and a cricketer too via DM Android App

    ranmala Wednesday, 28 September 2016 02:36 AM

    Are you guys in the 18th century. There are enough and more gadgets to prove whether a person is drunk or not. Good to tell konde banthapu cheenunta

    stardust Tuesday, 27 September 2016 01:24 PM

    Does this mean that they didn't check his blood for alcohol traces and didn't even check with a breathanalyser ? Why ? Did he refuse ?

    sathees Wednesday, 28 September 2016 04:09 AM

    Police leave loopholes for the politician. Be it ruling or opposition


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