Kusal Mendis arrested over fatal accident

2020-07-05 at 09:00

Police have arrested Sri Lanka National Cricketer Kusal Mendis over a fatal vehicle accident.

The Police Media Division stated the accident had occurred at around 5.00 a.m today, along the old Galle Road in Horethuduwa, Panadura, in which a 64 year old individual was killed.

The victim had been killed when his motorbike had collided with Kusal Mendis’ luxury vehicle.

The deceased was a resident of Gorakana.

Police stated Kusal Mendis is currently in the custody of the Panadura North Police Division and will be produced before the Panadura Magistrates Court.

Post Mortem Examinations are being conducted on the deceased at the Panadura Base Hospital at present.

Meanwhile when inquired by NewsRadio the Panadura Police stated that a blood sample was taken from Kusal Mendis to determine if he was driving under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred.

However Police stated it has not been determined yet as to whether Mendis was under the influence.

Further investigations into the incident are being carried out by the Panadura Police.