Manusha’s driver arrested

The driver of UPFA Galle District candidate Manusha Nanayakkara’s jeep was arrested in connection with an accident in Wawulagala on Deniyaya-Colombo Road where a motor cyclist was killed yesterday, police said.

The 76-year-old motor cyclist travelling in the centre of the road had collided head on with the speeding jeep coming from Akuressa towards Galle on Deniyaya-Colombo Road. ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said the motorcyclist had ridden the bike in a careless manner.

The victim was rushed to the Imaduwa Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, police said.

The deceased has been identified as R.H.Gunarathne, a resident of Habaraduwa. (Piyumi Fonseka)

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