Former Fisheries Deputy Minister of Mahinda Rajapaksa governemnt Sarath Kumara Gunaratne had been arrested when he surrendered to the Negombo Police Station.
He was to be apprehended over an accident in which an individual was killed in 2002.
Earlier, Mr. Gunaratne’s driver was arrested over the accident but the police had later received a complaint stating that Mr. Gunaratne was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.
The court had issued an arrest warrant on Mr. Gunaratne. He surrendered to the police through a lawyer today (24th) morning.
He will be produced in the Negombo Magistrate’s Court.