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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 101

Sri Lankan Test cricketer Kusal Mendis arrested by Police over a tragic fatal accident

Colombo, 06 July, (Asiantribune.com):

Twenty-five years old Test Cricketer Kusal Mendis was arrested by Panadura -North Police, over a tragic fatal accident which was caused by him early morning on Sunday.

Sri Lankan cricketer- Wicket-keeper batsman, has been arrested for running over a 64-year old man on a cycle, who eventually succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

The incident happened in Panadura, south of Colombo, early on Sunday (July 5) morning. Mendis's sports utility motor vehicle SUV has also been taken into police custody.

According to the police media spokesperson's office, the accident occurred when a cyclist was run over by the car driven at high speed by the famous cricketer in Horetuduwa area in Galle Road , Moratuwa, which comes under the Panadura Police Division.

The 25-year-old batsman was driving an SUV at Panadura before dawn when the incident happened, police said.

Mendis told the police that he was returning home after dropping a friend in Colombo.

SSP Jaliya Senaratne, the police spokesperson, confirmed the news of Mendis' arrest.

Further inquiries related to the incident, are being conducted under the supervision of the Officer in Charge of the Panadura-North Police Station.

The victim was identified by police as a 64 year old man , who was a resident of ‘Gorakapola’ area in Panadura-North.

The dead body of the victim is now being kept in the mortuary of the Government Hospital in Panadura in order to produce for a postmortem by the Inquirer into Sudden Deaths.

Mendis has already been attended to by a doctor for an examination and will be produced before a local magistrate.

The 25-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, who has represented Sri Lanka in 44 Tests, 76 ODIs and 26 T20Is, was part of the Sri Lankan squad that underwent a training camp in Pallekele earlier in the week.

Earlier, a former spin bowler, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, was given a four-year suspended jail sentence for crashing into a woman pedestrian and killing her in 2003.

- Asian Tribune –

The 25-year-old Test Cricketer Kusal Mendis  has so far featured in 146 games for Sri Lanka.
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