ECONOMYNEXT – Ex-Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka was arrested and remanded on December 18, over an accident in 2016 involving a motor cycle.
Ranawaka had earlier said the rider, who was driving a motorcycle had struck his vehicle in the rear.
At the time Ranawaka’s driver had been arrested over the incident.
Sri Lanka’s Daily Mirror Newspaper reported Ranawaka’s lawyer Gunaratne Wanninayake as having told court that police had forcibly taken the wife and child of his driver without an arrest warrant from his home to Colombo.
The family members had been questioned near Ranawaka’s residence.
Police had said the family members came voluntarily, the report said. (Colombo/Dec19/2019)