UNP MP’s leg amputated after expressway mishap
Gampaha District UNP MP Ajith Mannapperuma’s left leg was amputated yesterday following a road mishap where his vehicle crashed into a side railing of the Southern Expressway.
The accident that occurred around 12.50 pm between Dodangoda and Welipenna interchanges, near the 39th km post left Mannapperuma and one of his security personnel injured. They were initially admitted to the Nagoda General Hospital, Kalutara.
Hospital sources said that MP Mannapperuma’s left leg had beeb amputated to save his life.
As his condition was getting worse, hospital authorities at Nagoda took action to transfer him to the National Hospital, Colombo where his leg was amputated.
The driver of the jeep, however, escaped unhurt, police said.
Police said that the driver had lost control of the vehicle owing to high speed.
MP Mannapperuma is an engineer by profession.
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I am shocked with news, which we never expect. I wish him recover soon.
People think entering into politics is a good way for reputation, money and all. But I never mind.
If Mr.Mannapperuma had not entered into politics, this would not happen.
Politics takes every thing from ours , happiness and friends and relations.
thunuruwange saranin obata ikman suwaya patamu
Mr or Ms.Basnayake??? ALL politicians DO NOT end up in accidents and ALL accidents DO NOT have politicians involved. So your way of connecting politics with accidents is most idiotic. According to the above article, Police had said that the driver had lost control of the vehicle owing to high speed. The question is, did Mr.Mannapperuma instruct the driver to drive at break-neck speed. If so, whose fault is it? If the driver was driving too fast (on his wish) Mr.Mannapperuma could have instructed the driver to stick to the speed limit. If mr.Mannapperuma didn’t do so, whose fault is it? Mr.Mannapperuma is a good politician but he had to lose one of his legs due to his own carelessness or negligence or arrogance or stupidity or all of the above?.