Ausi driver jailed for killing Lankan
Mar 3, 2011 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
A 31-year-old heroin addict with extensive driving convictions has been sentenced to eight years in prison for the hit-run death of a Sri Lankan refugeen Australia .
Thiruvadivel Sriskantharajah’s was struck by a car driven by Jarrett Swan at a level crossing in Dandenong in January, 2009.
The Sri Lankan refugee was thrown 27 metres in the air and died at the scene.
He had only been in Australia for six months, after being tortured in his homeland.
The Victorian County Court heard Swan was speeding, fatigued and affected by heroin when he failed to stop.
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