Former State Minister Sanath Nishantha's Driver Released on Bail

February 05, 2024

The driver of former state minister Sanath Nishantha, who lost his life in a fatal accident on the Katunayake-Colombo expressway, has been released on bail. Following his appearance before the Welisara Magistrate's Court, the suspect driver was granted release on a personal bail of 5 lakhs.

The accident, which resulted in the untimely demise of both former state minister Sanath Nishantha and his security officer, has prompted a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident. Initial reports indicate that the accident occurred on the Katunayake-Colombo expressway, although the exact cause of the collision is yet to be determined.

The release of the suspect driver on bail comes amidst ongoing legal proceedings and investigations into the accident.