Minister’s vehicle knocks motorcycle, injuring mother, son

By Wijayasiri Widyasekera,

Kalutara Corr

A mother and a son were hospitalised after the motorcycle they were riding had been knocked down by Petroleum Industries Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa’s vehicle at Payagala yesterday.

The injured have been identified as Chintha Kanakaratne (49) and Wijesinghe Gamarachchige Vijith Wickremathilake (19). They are being treated at the Nagoda Hospital, Kalutara.

The minister’s vehicle met with the accident while he was proceeding to attend a meeting chaired by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Cinnamon Bay Hotel at Moragalla, Beruwala.

The Minister’s vehicle and the driver had been taken into the custody of the Payagala police and both were to be produced before courts yesterday.

Payagala police are conducting further investigations.

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