ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 42

Fatal accident
No evidence against IOM Chief says AG

Christopher Gascon, International Organisation for Migration’s (IOM) Chief of Mission, who was involved in a accident in Colombo last year was discharged this week by the Traffic Court Magistrate in Hultsdorf on the recommendations of the Attorney General.

Mr. Gascon was a suspect in an accident on December 6 last year at the Horton Place, Kingsley Road junction, that killed an V FM radio journalist. Cinnamon Gardens Traffic OIC had informed the Attorney General’s Department that there was no evidence to suspect that Mr. Gascon was at fault in the accident and had proceeded to discharge him.

The driver of the van in which the female journalist was travelling has been released on bail with a surety. The case has been fixed for April 24. Lawyers Surin Peiris, Mahasen Munasinghe and Sharmila Amarawickrema appeared for Mr. Gascon, while A. Guruge appeared for the van driver and Nelson de Silva for the deceased.

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