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Health Minister issues a communique regarding the ambulance accident-Video
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Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena issued a communiqué with regard to the accident that occurred when an ambulance plying from Colombo bound for Puttalam crashed against a lorry on 18th instant.

The communiqué says that the entire health sector is surprised at the release on bail the area acting magistrate had granted to the lorry driver within a short time after the accident.

The communiqué also says that such release on bail had been given even when the police had informed the Magistrate that public revolt could occur if such release on bail was allowed.

The Minister expresses his regrets with regard to bail being granted to the driver concerned and requests persons responsible to hold an impartial investigation and to arrest the relevant lorry driver.

The communiqué says further that unless this is done, it will be impossible to prevent the health sector staff led by health sector trade unions from resorting to an extensive protest.

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