Traffic OIC of the Borella Police, IP Sarathchandra, who was injured in a hit and run accident involving a Defender vehicle in Bambalapitiya, succumbed to his injuries yesterday, police said.
The OIC has died while undergoing treatment at the Colombo National Hospital.
IP Sarathchandra was injured when the motorbike he was riding on had been hit by the Defender vehicle on the Galle Road in Bambalapitiya on February 24.
Eight persons including the driver of the Defender vehicle, Navindu Omesh Rathnayake and Rasika Bandara Aluthgamage, the son of Parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage were arrested over the accident.
The driver of the Defender vehicle was remanded till March 11 by the Colombo Magistrate and seven others were released on bail.
Everyone who was traveling in that vehicle is party to this death. Irrespective who drove the vehicle.
Anyway it's banana republic the case even might be turned against the died police personal saying he was insane to be in the middle of the road!!!
Jaliya Sunday, 10 March 2019 09:47 AM
Let's ensure all those bastards who fled the scene of a hit caused by negligence and not in compliance with the traffic ordinances are remanded for life. What could have possibly happened if there were no CCTV footage caught on camera ?
Karu Sunday, 10 March 2019 11:17 AM
The driver and the personal inside the vehicle will be changed with dummies for a package. The caravan will move on in this land like no other.
SHAUL HAMEED NIZAR Sunday, 10 March 2019 11:24 AM
The hit run driver can't be remanded for life under the law. But if convicted, a judge could give him a life sentence. I agree, had it not been for the CCTV Camera these scums could have gotten away scott free.
Dee Sunday, 10 March 2019 11:35 AM
The driver(anonymous) was totally sober, hence he got scared and drove away. Then next day he felt sorry and surrendered. Whatever! We know what happened. So anyway now the driver (so called) will go to jail. The real drivers family will have to pay a huge sum to sort out the jailed driver.
AWAIT FOR THE GREAT COVER UP Sunday, 10 March 2019 11:38 AM
NOW COMES THE GREATEST COVER UP FOR THE YEAR
Be Fair Sunday, 10 March 2019 10:47 PM
Big Deal. Nothing will happen to the perpetrators. A life is lost though, for the wrong doers it will go on
What Democracy Monday, 11 March 2019 06:34 AM
This should not be let go. Aluthgamages son and CMC Duminda Artygalle and everyone in the two vehicles must be brought to justice! Theyre all to blame for this tragedy!
Carl Monday, 11 March 2019 08:56 AM
Innocent police officers killed by Drug addict gangs and these criminals are the most visible threat to Police. Another police officer has walked into work and not come out alive.
Powerful criminals fled the scene failed to render assistance left victims bleeding and dying is a inexcusable serious crime. When judges bias and police who released them on police bail its different sets of laws for political thugs. Mandatory Drug testing of Judges parliamentarians and police is a must.
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