President’s brother remanded over fatal road accident

A brother of president Maithripala Sirisena has been remanded until tomorrow (11) over a fatal road accident.

Nenasiri Pragnaratne Sirisena, aka Lal Sirisena, yesterday surrendered to Polonnaruwa police over the death of two brothers, A.J.M. Jayaratne and A.J.M. Buddhadasa.

A kidney patient, Buddhadasa had been returning with Jayaratne in
a motorcycle after obtaining treatment at Hingurakgoda around 1.30 am when Nenasiri crashed into them from the behind.

Nenasiri fled after the incident, but surrendered along with his vehicle later in the day.

Eyewitness accounts prevented him from producing another person as driver of the vehicle.