Three persons, including the driver of the Puttalam Urban Council Chairman and former MP, KA Baiz, have been arrested by the Puttalam and Wanathawilluwa Police, during a joint investigation in connection to the accident.
He was a Member of Parliament (MP) from the Puttalam Electoral District and represented the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress from 2004 to 2010.
The deceased is reported to have been traveling in the back of an open truck after bathing in the Ralmaduwa Tank in Eluwankulama, where he was thrown out of the vehicle by those accompanying him.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the men had been intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Statements from the suspects will be recorded, the Police said, meanwhile, the magisterial inquest and autopsy will be conducted today (24).