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* Sri Lankan fled country after hit-and-run of a pregnant woman surrenders
Fri, May 9, 2014, 07:02 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 09, Colombo: A Sri Lankan motorist who fled the country after fatally hitting a pregnant pedestrian on a crossing last month has returned to the country yesterday and surrendered to police this morning.

The suspect will be produced before the court today, the police said.

The hit and run suspect, Lilan Piyarathna, a security director of a leading private hospital in Colombo, has driven away after hitting the 5-month pregnant victim at Gunasinghepura in Pettah when was on a pedestrian crosswalk and killing her on the spot.

The 27 year old woman, Mohammad Fatima Mujia, with her husband, has arrived in Pettah from Kalutara at 4 a.m., to go to Kandy.

The driver had reportedly left his vehicle at his residence in Kiribathgoda and fled the country within 24 hours to the US via Singapore.

The police used the CCTV footage and the partial number plate information to identify the vehicle and the suspect. The police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said earlier the police requested the Interpol to issue a red notice to nab the suspect and the request will now be cancelled, the spokesman said.

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