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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 113

Sri Lankan Cricketer Kusal Mendis Released On Bail

Colombo, 06 July, (

Sri Lankan Test Cricketer Kusal Mendis has been released on bail this morning, a day after he was arrested subsequent to a fatal motor accident in Panadura, just south of Colombo.

After being detained at the Panadura police station overnight near where the accident occurred, Mendis was produced before the Panadura Magistrate's Court and released on two personal bails of Sri Lankan rupees 1 million ($5400 approx.) each.

The Magistrate also ordered to temporarily suspend Mendis' driver’s license.

He is due to appear in court again on September 9.

Mendis, who was driving the SUV that hit and killed a 64-year-old cyclist at around 5am on Sunday.

The Panadura – North Police had arrested Kusal Mendis following the accident and produced him before a Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) for examination.

He has been cleared of driving under the influence by preliminary police investigations and a judicial medical officer.

Mendis, 25, said to be returning from the wedding of a Sri Lanka Cricket employee, when the accident took place.

Fellow Sri Lanka cricketer Avishka Fernando was also understood to have been on board the car, with Mendis acting as designated driver for the group.

CCTV footage suggests the vehicle had veered off the road and into a garden wall, hitting the victim - a local resident - in the process. The victim had sustained substantial injuries and died when being admitted to Panadura hospital.

- Asian Tribune -

 Sri Lankan Cricketer Kusal Mendis Released On Bail
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