Youth knocked down by Patali’s SUV leaves hospital sans full recovery



by Norman Palihawadana

The youth who was knocked down by Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka’s SUV at Welikade was yesterday discharged from the Rehabilitation Hospital at Ragama after treating him for more than seven months.

The victim’s father, Dayananda Gunawardena, said his son Sandeep Sampath was finding it difficult to balance himself while standing or walking.

The father said not a single politician had visited the victim in hospital.

Gunawardena (Snr) said his son would have to undergo surgery on one of his hands shortly.

Although Ranawaka was accused of driving the vehicle which knocked down Sandeep’s motorcycle, later the police blamed the minister’s driver.

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