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Friday, 08 June 2018 - 8:40
Son of State Minister arrested
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The son of State Minister Palitha Range Bandara, Yasodha Range Bandara who was involved in an accident under the influence of liquor has been arrested.

The suspect is being treated at Sri Jayewardenepure Hospital for injuries incurred during the accident.

The Police Media Spokesperson’s Office said that officers from Arachchikattuwa Police made the arrest at the hospital.

3 allegations have been levelled against the suspect.

Firstly the misappropriation of state property, secondly driving under the influence causing an accident, and lastly being in possession of a sword - violating the ordinance prohibiting the possession of dangerous knives.

Medical reports confirmed that Yashoda Range Bandara was intoxicated at the time of the accident which occurred during the early hours of Wednesday in Bangadeniya, Kottapitiya junction along the Chilaw- Puttlam main road.

The suspect was originally admitted to Chilaw Hospital and was later transferred to National Hospital, Colombo for further testing.

The Police Media Spokesperson’s Office further noted that the suspect is to be produced before courts.



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