The luxury jeep driven by the son of State Minister of Finance Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana has been involved in an accident in which the youth riding a motorbike was seriously injured and had to be admitted to Colombo National Hospital. The incident had occurred yesterday (18th) at about 2.30 a.m.
Minister’s son stating he would like to settle matters without going to the police had given Rs.100,000 to the relatives of the injured youth’s relatives and saying he would come back with Rs.300,000 more he hd fled the scene leaving the damaged jeep there. He had also given an international driving license as a guarantee that he would come back.
However, he had not come back and the Cinnamon Gardens Police had to tow the vehicle to the police station. The relatives of the injured youth had handed over the international driving license to police and Minister’s son had to surrender to police. However, he been released on police bail.
There is controversy regarding releasing Minister’s son on police bail as the injured youth is still being treated in hospital.
Initial investigations have revealed that the ‘Land Cruise’ jeep driven by the 32 year old Minister’s son belongs to the Ministry of Finance. Cinnamon Gardens police are conducting further investigations.