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Borella OIC passes away after 14 days of accident!

Borella OIC passes away after 14 days of accident!

Mr. Ananda Sagara Sarachchandra, officer in charge of the traffic division of Borella police station who was under treatment at intensive care unit at Colombo National Hospital after being subjected to a road accident near traffic lights, Bambalapitiya around 4.30 early morning last 24th passed away last night. He had been warded at the ICU in Colombo National Hospital with serious injuries and till the moment of his death he has not regained consciousness, it was learned. 

The deceased officer in charge was struck by a defender vehicle which had been returning from a
night club in Colpetty in the night hours while he was on his motor bicycle on his way for an urgent duty. When the said defender has not paid heed to red signal lights, the motor cycle which obeyed the green lights was unfortunately struck by the defender. 

As observed from CCTV footage, as the defender had been proceeding unanticipatedly, the officer in charge had paused for a while and wondered how to evade the situation when in the twinkling of an eye the defender which swerved to a side had struck him. The person who drove the defender was in an intoxicated state and has waited only for just a moment near victim. It was in a most inhuman manner that those who were inside the accompanying vehicles of that vehicle had beat a retreat abandoning the injured officer in charge. 

Later the defender which subjected the OIC to the accident was located in a house in Pelawatta, Battaramulla and 8 suspects were taken into custody regarding the incident. Among those suspects was Mr. Mahindananda Aluuthgamage's son, a member of parliament of Colombo municipal council  and son of a superintendent of police. At present, all of them have been released on bail except for one suspect. 

After the accident, the OIC who was admitted to hospital with support of those around the locality had been in an unconscious state for two weeks and finally breathed his last around 8.50 last night (9). He had been functioning as officer in charge of traffic division of Borella police while residing in a rented house in Gangarama, Werahera, Boralesgomuwa and hails from Polonnaruwa. At the time of his death, Mr. Sarachchandra was 51 years old and a father of three. Last week President Maithripala Sirisena too has visited the OIC under treatment at ICU at Colombo national hospital to see his condition.   

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