Police on the lookout for car owner
By Treshan Fernando
A video, which was widely circulated on social media, showing a group of youth driving recklessly on an expressway is now the subject of an investigation, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana revealed.
The video showed four youth in a vehicle travelling on the highway, sitting on the windows of the vehicle with their hands and upper-body hanging outside car. The youth were also seen waving while the vehicle was in motion.
DIG Rohana said this was a breach of the Motor Vehicles Act as well as the Penal Code and condemned their action.
He said the youth were not only endangering themselves but were also endangering the lives of other drivers on the expressway as a result of their reckless behaviour.
An investigation was launched into the incident, DIG Rohana confirmed. Police had contacted the Department of Motor Traffic to determine the owner of the vehicle.
Police have now learnt that the owner of the vehicle lives in Kandy but investigations are still underway to confirm the identity of the owner or find if the vehicle has been since registered under the name of another individual.