Two men have been handed over to the Kandana police this week over a hit and run accident while under the influence of alcohol.
It is said that one of the suspects handed over is the son of millionaire businessman Mervyn Dharmawardena. Mervyn is also a Working Committee member of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya.
The accident had taken place in the Thumpeliya area in Weligampitiya, Ja-Ela, killing a man. The deceased has been identified as a resident of the Kandana area.
The suspect who caused the accident is being investigated with the help of CCTV footage and Kandana police say they will arrest the driver on charges of causing a fatal accident while driving under the influence of alcohol.