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A woman who had been arrested after knocking down a 13-year-old schoolboy and seriously injuring him while she was driving on the wrong side of the road at the Kelaniya-Waragodawatte Junction had been released on police bail within an hour or so of the accident, without being produced in court, due to the influence of a retired senior police officer, police sources said.

The accident had occurred on Tuesday evening. The schoolboy, a resident of Kelaniya had been admitted to the Accident Ward of the Colombo National Hospital as his injuries were serious.

The woman driver is a resident of Pamunuwila and employed in a private institute.

Following the accident, she had been taken into custody by the police at about 7.15 p.m. and released on the same day, under police bail, at around 8.30 p.m., allegedly due to the influence of a retired DIG and an ASP.

Acting Police Media Spokesman DIG Priyantha Jayakody said such a driver cannot be released without being produced in court if the victim has sustained serious injuries and been admitted to hospital. He agreed to look into the matter. (Indika Ramanayake)

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  • mohandev Thursday, 07 July 2016 09:32 AM

    This proves how yahapalana works when independent police dept is not allowed to function by appointing junior political licking scum bags for the top posts. Its all a big bull.... lie about independnt police commissions etc. Nothing has chnaged in this miracle of asia on ly the heads

    kk Thursday, 07 July 2016 09:36 AM

    good now police commission is there for commission via DM Android App

    usaguy Thursday, 07 July 2016 09:37 AM

    major problem in this country. people use influence to escape crime. ordinary citizens have no justice. when is this going end over to you IGP via DM Android App

    Nihal Thursday, 07 July 2016 09:40 AM

    Yahapalanaya way everything goes this way via DM Android App

    Sharon Thursday, 07 July 2016 09:43 AM

    Wenasak netha...

    ANTON Thursday, 07 July 2016 09:53 AM

    POWER OF "PARANA POLICE"

    Citizen Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:00 AM

    Those cops who influenced the police and the police officers who bailed them out should be charged and without mercy. Is this yahapalanaya or yahapalanaya UNUTH EKAI MUNUTH EKAI Is our minister of Defence sleeping Disgraceful What a shame. ARREST THAT WOMAN IMMEDIATELY AND PRODUCE HER ON COURT NOT ONLY FOR THE ACCIDENT BUT ALSO FOR SEEKING INFLUENCE AGAINST HER CRIME. via DM Android App

    C.K.Lankaputhra Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:05 AM

    No sir, these are remnants of Mars pals may a which should scrapped and erased from the country which of course slowly taking place.

    lkboy Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:06 AM

    just pathetic. So what action will be taken against the responsible police officers?

    Unbiased Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:12 AM

    @Nihal - At least the issue is bought to the relevant authority and action will be taken, this issue or lots of similar abuse of power were/would have been hidden by the previous regime..

    NADA Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:17 AM

    my question IS if this is HAPPENED under the good government how did she went on bail ?????? people are looking the faces or the victim ???????? this is nonsense well we cant see any difference even if we have new government in srilanka why ?????????

    Thomas Ranger Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:25 AM

    Over to you IGP Pujith ?

    Aruna Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:31 AM

    Do you still dwell in the illusion of "Good Governance" after 18 months?


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