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The Thelikada Police had informed the Court that it would soon arrest five more villagers, who protested over a release of a 17-year-old nephew of Opposition MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena, in connection with a fatal accident in Hikkaduwa..

Around 500 villagers in Gonapeenuwala, Hikkaduwa took to the streets in a protest against the release of the under-aged suspect, who was charged in the fatal accident which killed a 27-year-old and a 28-year-old in September, 2016.

The Police later arrested three of the protesters, on charges of public nuisance.

However, when the case was taken up in court recently, the Police informed court that they were preparing to arrest five more protesters.

The villagers alleged the dead youths were subjected to grave injustice because those who are responsible for the deaths were released on bail.

Preliminary investigations had revealed that at the time of the accident five persons were travelling in a speeding sports car.

The car was driven by the under-aged suspect Navin Kanishka Abeygunawardena who was under the influence of alcohol and did not have a driving licence. (Jayakantha Liyanage)

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  • Raspi Sunday, 13 November 2016 06:31 PM

    Before talking about 2500 minimum fine try to stop such biased treatment. If this was a kid from a normal family he would be rotting in prison for ages.

    Bala Sunday, 13 November 2016 06:32 PM

    What a fiasco - those who claim justice arrested and person on manslaughter charge given police bail. See movie Silence in Court to see the level of justice.

    TONY Sunday, 13 November 2016 06:46 PM

    THIS DRIVER SHOULD BE HANGED

    Yasin Sunday, 13 November 2016 08:36 PM

    Excuse me me guys, this is YAHAPALANAYA OR YAKAPALANAYA system which makes us, the public, the jokers.

    mac Tuesday, 15 November 2016 07:16 AM

    over to you Mr IGP,

    Gamaati Monday, 14 November 2016 07:51 PM

    Politicians are a privileged class in our country whatever the party they belong to.


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