K.D. Lalkantha remanded till March 14 | Sunday Observer

K.D. Lalkantha remanded till March 14

Politburo member of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) K.D. Lalkantha who was arrested following a road accident was remanded till March 14 by the Anuradhapura Additional Magistrate yesterday.

Lal Kantha was arrested by the police after his cab collided with a motorcycle head-on near the Anuradhapura prison on the Anuradhapura-Kurunegala road on Friday (1) around 3pm. One of the two women who were riding the motor-cycle was injured.

According to a spokesperson for the Anuradhapura police station, a leg and a hand of one victim was broken while the other sustained minor injuries. Police investigations revealed that the former MP had been driving under the influence of liquor.

JVP parliamentarian Nalinda Jayatissa told the media yesterday that the JVP was willing to take action based on the court verdict. “Everyone saw that he surrendered to the police after the incident.

We ask that an investigation be conducted similar to other road accidents,” he said.