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Mother and son granted bail - Dematagoda accident:

The 15-year-old boy and his mother arrested on the charge of knocking down a 10-year-old girl and her 47-year- old mother at a pedestrian crossing in Dematagoda were yesterday ordered to be released on bail by Colombo Additional Magistrate Chandana Kalansuriya.

The 15-year-old boy and his mother were ordered to be released on a cash bail of Rs.10,000 each with two sureties of one million rupees. Meanwhile, Court directed the suspects that compensation of Rs.100,000 be paid to the aggrieved party as a relief payment.

Furthermore, the Court called for child probation report regarding the 15-year-old boy and ordered him to appear before a probation official with immediate effect. The victims, Weerasinghe Arachchilage Anula and Samadhi Rasmika were killed when a car driven by 15-year-old boy crashed into them. Further magisterial inquiry into the case fixed for February 25.