VIP backup vehicle injures two

The backup vehicle of Minister Johnston Fernando was involved in an accident this morning injuring two people, the police said.

According to the police the accident had taken place in Pannipitiya when the vehicle was escorting the convoy of the Minister.

The third backup vehicle of the convoy was believed to have been involved in the accident.

One  person who was injured in the accident was admitted to the Kalubowila hospital while the other person was admitted to the Sri Jayawardenapura hospital for treatment.

The police said that the driver of the vehicle was arrested following the accident.