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BMW that took a plunge in Thalawathugoda: Owner a Minister’s Brother-in-law?

The owner of the luxury BMW i8 which took a plunge in the Kimbula Ela opposite the Thalawathugoda Keells around 6.15 am yesterday is said to be owned by a Brother-in-law of Minister Kabir Hashim who also works as a member of the Minister’s personal staff according to social media posts going viral at the moment.

According to reports he had purchased the luxury car from BMW- Bavarian Motors Pvt Ltd located on Isipathana Mawatha, Colombo owned by an individual identified as Rishard Hameed.

Hameed is a known close business associate of the sons of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa while Former Minister Johnston Fernando and Yoshitha Rajapaksa are said to have invested in Hameed’s business.

The CID had also previously taken a statement from Hameed regarding Rugby player Wasim Tajudeen's assassination.

Hameed’s wife also became the talk of the town recently for importing a super luxury Lamborghini car to the country

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Daham Sirisena’s connection?

However certain social media outlets had reported that the car was driven by son of President Maithripala Sirisena, Daham dwhen the accident occurred.

However, CCTV footage of the incident does not appear to show Daham Sirisena. While the car had also struck two other vehicles, an advisor to a top businessman in the country has agreed to pay damages to those two vehicles.

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However, CCTV footage of the incident does not appear to show Daham Sirisena. While the car had also struck two other vehicles, an advisor to a top businessman in the country has agreed to pay damages to those two vehicles.

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