He and the Puttalam Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman were initially admitted to the Chilaw hospital following an accident in which they were both injured at the Bangadeniya – Kottapitiya junction on the Chilaw - Puttalam road on June 06.
Their vehicle had crashed into a house on the side of the road, causing serious damages to the property and the vehicle.
The cab involved in the accident belongs to the Skills Development Ministry.
Investigations have revealed that at the time of the accident the cab had been driven by the State Minister’s son.
The police spokesman said that the arrest was made over several charges including misuse of public property and driving under the influence of alcohol.
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