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Warrant against Osanda Yapa Abeywardana


The Colombo Traffic Court issued a warrant against Osanda Yapa Abeywardena, the son of State Minister Laksman Yapa Abeywardana for not appearing in Court over the case on the road accident which took place near Nelum Pokuna theatre on December 19, 2016.

When the case came up before Additional Magistrate Chandana Kalansuriya, Osanda Yapa Abeywardena was not present in Courts and warrant was issued for the arrest of the suspect.

Further magisterial inquiry fixed for October 3.

Filing a B report before Court, the Cinnamon Gardens Police alleged that the Jeep driven by Osada Yapa Abeywardena met with an accident near Nelum Pokuna theatre causing severe injuries to a motorcycle rider living in Colombo 10.

He was later released on bail.  

Meanwhile, the Court informed that the suspect Osada Yapa Abeywardena had already paid a sum of Rs.125,000 as a compensation to the victim Mohammed Riyas, a resident of Colombo 10.   

The Cinnamon Gardens Police alleged that the suspect could be charged for several traffic offences including reckless driving, failing to avoid getting into a traffic accident and driving a vehicle without a valid license.

The Police had further informed Court that they are intending to take legal action against the victim as well for his reckless driving.


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