Feb 20, Colombo: Four persons including the Minister of Plantation Industries Arundika Fernando were slightly injured when their jeep overturned on the Chilaw-Anamaduwa road in the Serukele area in Pallama this morning (20), Pallama Police said.
The jeep in which the state minister was traveling had veered off the road and caused the accident, police said.
Four persons were in the jeep at the time of the accident and three persons including the driver of the jeep were injured in the accident. They were admitted to the Chilaw Base Hospital for treatment. State Minister Arundika Fernando was not seriously injured in the accident, reports said.
The State Minister and his entourage had met with the accident while on their way to Nelumgama in Karuwalagaswewa to participate in the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s “Conversation with the Village” program today.
However, the State Minister had left the scene of the accident in another vehicle to attend the event.