Mar 10, 2019

Critically injured Borella OIC passes away

A police officer who was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident in Bambalapitiya last month has succumbed to his injuries yesterday (09).

The OIC of the traffic division of the Borella Police, Inspector Ananda Sagara Sarathchandra was critically injured in a hit and run incident on Feb. 24.

He was rushed to the ICU of the Colombo National Hospital and was on life support since then.

The Defender SUV driven by Navidu Omesh Ratnayake, son of President's Security Division SP Pradeep Ratnayake, had knocked down the Police Officer, who was on his motorbike travelling on the Colombo-Galle road towards Kollupitiya on an official duty, at Bambalapitiya and fled the scene.

Another vehicle which arrived with the Defender has also fled the scene without reporting the accident.

The police have arrested the drivers and passengers of both vehicles including a UPFA parliamentarian's son and a UNP Colombo Municipal Councilor.

The driver of the Defender vehicle has been remanded till March 11 while the other seven suspects have been released on bail.

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