Kusal Mendis to pay 1 million Sri Lankan rupees to the victim’s family
The Sri Lankan cricketer Kusal Mendis, who is fighting the case in the Panadura accident, has agreed to pay 1 million Sri Lankan rupees to the victim’s family. According to the agreement, 200,000 Sri Lankan rupees were handed over to the victim’s family in the court.
The agreement was reached when the two (for Rs 1 million) were released on bail and Kusal Mendis appeared in the Panadura Magistrate’s Court and now has to pay 1 million Sri Lankan Rs to the victims family. In court, the magistrate temporarily revoked Kusal Mendis’ driving license. Police arrested Sri Lankan cricketer Kusal Mendis on the morning of July 5. He was arrested in a fatal accident in Panadura.
A 64-year-old cyclist died in that accident. The deceased cyclist is a resident of Gorakpola in Panadura. The accident took place at around 5.30 pm local time in Panadura, 13 km from the Haridwana area. Police spokesperson SSP Jalia Senaratne told Lankan media about the incident.
It is learned that Kusal Mendis was driving with his teammate Avishka Fernando from the wedding ceremony of a Sri Lanka Cricket Board official.
Mendis said in an initial statement that he had fallen asleep at the time of the accident. He said that he left home with several friends at the end of the program. However, he was not drunk while driving.
Kusal Mendis, 25, has played 44 Tests, six ODIs, and 26 T20Is for Sri Lanka. His runs in three formats are 2995, 216 and 464 respectively. Kusal Mendis, the owner of 9 international centuries, has 33 fifties in three formats.
Kusal has come very close to two double centuries in his Test career. In 2016, Galle was dismissed for 194 runs against Bangladesh. He was dismissed in Chittagong in 2016 for 196 runs. Mendis scored one ODI century against Bangladesh (in Dambulla in 2016).