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Travel ban imposed on Patali & driver over accident case

The Colombo Additional Magistrate has imposed a travel ban on former Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Champika Ranawaka and his driver over a  motor traffic accident that took place in February 2016.

A youth was injured when his motor cycle collided with a vehicle reported to be owned by Ranawaka on 28 February 2016.

Colombo Additional Magistrate Chandana Kalansooriya said due to insufficient evidence Ranawaka could not be named a suspect.

However the Minister’s driver was named a suspect in the case.

According to the Police, CCTV footage of the accident was found to have been erased.

last month, a parliamentarian of the present government said a probe into the incident will be launched as two youth had come forward to provide evidence regarding the incident.