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Trishaw driver gets 7 years RI for not preventing accident, causing death

COLOMBO: Colombo High Court yesterday sentenced a three-wheeler driver to seven years rigorous imprisonment for not preventing an accident and causing death to two persons.

Colombo High Court Judge Upali Abeyratne convicted the three-wheeler driver P.G. Nandana Piyatissa for running the vehicle at high speed and not taking preventive measures to prevent the accident at Angoda on February 18, 2002.

The accident caused the death to A.D. Edward Perera and M.G. Bandula Abeywickrama while M. Lionel Perera suffered severe injuries.

The Attorney General's Department filed the indictment on three counts.

The Court also imposed a fine of Rs. 41,000 and another 15 months rigorous imprisonment in default.

State Counsel Madawa Tennakoon and State Counsel Chathurika Silva appeared for the Attorney General.s

 

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