By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya
National cricketer Kusal Mendis has been arrested following an accident that killed a 64-year-old man at Horethuduwa in Panadura yesterday morning, Police Spokesman Jaliya Senaratna said.
He said the SUV of the 25-year-old cricketer was also taken into the police custody.
According to the Police, Mendis’ SUV crashed into a bicycle at around 5 a.m yesterday on the Old Galle Road.
Preliminary investigations into the accident revealed that Mendis was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident and that the cricketer might have fallen asleep at the wheel.
The CCTV footage shows that the SUV was travelling at opposite lane of the road when the accident occurred.
It was reported that the accident had occurred when Mendis was returning home after attending a wedding of an employee of the Sri lanka Cricket Board.
The deceased was identified as a resident of Gokarella.
Police said the cricketer would be produced in the Panadura Magistrate’s Court after recording a statement.