The final rites of the late State Minister Sanath Nishantha are scheduled to be performed on Sunday January 28. The remains of the late state minister kept for public respect at the Borella Jayaratne funeral parlour. MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that the funeral service would be conducted in the Arachchikattuwa area. He was 48 at the time of his demise.
According to the police, the state minister’s vehicle had rear-ended a moving container truck around 2:00 a.m. (25 Jan.), before crashing against the roadside barrier. Following the fatal collision, three persons including State Minister Nishantha were rushed to the Colombo North Teaching Hospital in Ragama with critical wounds, where two of them – the lawmaker and his security guard, a police constable named Jayakody – succumbed to their injuries upon admission. The driver of the vehicle is currently receiving medical attention at the hospital. The group had been returning from a wedding ceremony held at a hotel in Bandarawatta, Chilaw when they met with the accident.
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