BMW said to be driven by Minister’s son hits two cars before plunging into canal
A BMW reportedly driven by the son of a senior UNP party official and Cabinet Minister crashed into two cars before plunging into a canal connected to the Diyawanna Oya in Thalawathugoda near Parliament yesterday morning and those in the BMW got into a three-wheeler and fled the scene, Police sources and eyewitnesses said.
Eyewitnesses said they saw the BMW driving out from a nearby night club around 6.00 a.m. yesterday. It picked up speed in a short distance before hitting two vehicles and ending up in the canal. Eyewitnesses said they saw two people escaping from the scene of the accident in a three wheeler leaving behind the car with its doors open.
No injuries have been reported to the passengers of the other two vehicles, though they suffered extensive damage.Until last night the driver of the BMW had not reported to the Thalangama police station, where the owners of the two vehicles lodged complaints. Later some people claiming to be friends of the driver arrived at the scene and disclosed that the vehicle was driven by the cabinet minister’s son.
The Sunday Times learns that a person claiming to be an accountant of a car sale company in Colombo 5 turned up and offered to reach a settlement with the owners of the two vehicles, but had not disclosed the driver’s name. The BMW was later taken to the Thalangama Police station. Police said investigations were underway but declined to give details.
(Source: The Sunday Times)
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Dear Police of Sri Lanka, isn’t it an offence to leave the scene of an accident? Hope you people would do a honest and a proper investigation and bring the culprits to justice. If these morons have killed some body they would be doing the same thing.
We need a honest and law abiding Sri Lanka.If we were to service as a nation.
Thanking you all
I hope the driver will be arrested and charged for causing damage to the two poor man’s Toyotas and also, polluting the Diyawanna Oya.
The driver is already absconding and most likely would have jetted overseas through the VIP Lounge in Katunayake.
Can the IGP organise a Interpol red-alert like he did for Udayanga and Arjuna M?