President’s relatives not involved

There is no truth to rumours being spread over social media suggesting the involvement of a relative of the President in the accident that had taken place in Thalawathugoda around 6.00 am on Saturday, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

He said false and malicious content intended to tarnish the image of the President has been circulating over social media over the accident that occurred in Thalawathugoda, in connection with the car, which had plunged into the Diyawanna Oya early on Saturday morning.

“The owner of the BMW bearing registration number CBB 5005, had fled the scene of the incident soon after and the vehicle is currently in the custody of the Thalangama Police,” the Police Media Spokesman said.

“It has been established that the owner of the vehicle is Fahim Mohommed Husain, a resident of Sigera Road, Thalangama,” according to Police.

The Police Media Spokesman said based on evidence gathered and CCTV footage obtained, it has been established that the registered owner of the vehicle had been driving the vehicle at the time of the accident. He had fled the scene after the crash.

The Thalangama Police had initiated an investigation into the incident, while the suspect who had fled the scene was arrested after he had surrendered to Police yesterday. 

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