Colombo Traffic Court yesterday issued a warrant for the arrest of Osada Yapa Abeywardena, the son of State Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana for not appearing in court.
This is over a case involving a road accident near Nelum Pokuna theatre on December 19, 2016.
When the case came up before Additional Magistrate Chandana Kalansuriya, Osada Yapa Abeywardena was not present in courts and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Further magisterial inquiry was fixed for October 3.
The Cinnamon Gardens police alleged that the jeep driven by Osada Yapa Abeywardena had met with an accident near Nelum Pokuna theatre causing severe injuries to a motorcycle rider living in Colombo 10. He was later on released on bail.
Meanwhile, the Court was informed that the suspect Osada Yapa Abeywardena had already paid Rs.125,000 as compensation to the victim Mohammed Riyas, a resident of Colombo 10. The Cinnamon Gardens police had alleged that the suspect could be charged for several traffic offences including reckless driving, failing to avoid getting into a traffic accident and driving a vehicle without a valid license. Police informed court that they were intending to take legal action against the victim as well for his reckless driving.(Daily News)