The driver of the van in which veteran actress Hyacinth Wijeratne was travelling in has been remanded until the 3rd of August.
The order was issued by the Nuwara Eliya Acting Magistrate Thilaka Herath.
The van had veered off the road near Lidula town on the Hatton-Nuwara Eliya main road at around 12.10 this morning and toppled down a 200ft precipice.
Wijeratne’s body was sent to the Judicial Medical Officer of the Nuwara Eliya General Hospital this afternoon for a post-mortem examination.
Police said the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel when the van veered off the road adding he had not suffered any injuries.