Colonbo Night races:SLADA restrained from blocking teen’s participation

By Chitra Weerarathne

Colombo District Judge Pradeep Hettiarachchi yesterday issued an enjoining order, restraining the Sri Lanka Automobile Drivers Association (SLADA) and its Executive Committee members from taking steps to obstruct 16-year-old Kushan Pieris, from participating in the Colombo Night Race on December 14, 2013.

Kushan Pieris and his father had complained that Kushan had been restrained from participating in two other recent racing events and if he is restrained or obstructed from participating in the Colombo Night Race, his reputation would be impaired.

The plaintiffs had added that the Sri Lanka Automobile Drivers’ Association had acted unlawfully in restraining Kushan from participating in two events, without charge sheeting him, and giving him a chance to answer the charges.

The Enjoining Order against the Sri Lanka Automobile Drivers’ Association is valid till December 26, 2013.

The plaintiffs had explained that although Kushan had met with an accident, it was only the usual kind of accident encountered by motorists and it could not be a reason to prevent him from participating in races. Upto new Kushan had participated in about 10 events and had scored good marks. Alisaby PC, appeared for the plaintiffs.

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