More than 3000 people are killed every year in traffic accidents in Sri Lanka.
Former spin bowler Kaushal Lokuarachchi was offered a four-year suspended jail sentence for crashing into a female pedestrian and eliminating her in 2003.
Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis was detained on Sunday after he was allegedly associated with a fatal crash that killed a 64-year-old bicyclist, just outside the nations capital Colombo.
When the occurrence took place, police have validated the 25-year-old batsman was driving an SUV at Panadura prior to dawn.
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The victim who was struck by Mendis cars and truck sustained major injuries and died as he was being transferred to healthcare facility.
Sri Lankas Daily Mirror has actually considering that launched shocking CCTV video supposedly showing Mendis car taking a trip down a narrow road before colliding with a bicyclist.
The video also shows the damage supposedly done to Mendis car as a result of the mishap.
The Sri Lanka batsman will now appear prior to the Panadura magistrate, probably in the next 48 hours while authorities carry out an investigation.
The police examination up to now has not exposed whether Mendis or the bicyclist were under the impact of alcohol.
3000 eliminated in traffic accidents every year in Sri Lanka
Mendis was just recently named in the 16-player squad for a two-match house Test series versus England in March, however the trip was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 25-year-old has actually played 44 Tests, 76 ODIs, and 26 T20Is for Sri Lanka, scoring 5646 encounter all formats.
He was last seen in action in the three-match ODI series against West Indies in March this year.