News

Building Collapse: At least two persons still missing

19 May 2017 - 108   - 0

Rescue operations are continuing in Wellawatta to find two persons still reported to be missing after the collapse of a multi-storey building near the Savoy Cinema yesterday. 

At least 24 people were injured in the incident and admitted to the Kalubowila Teaching Hospital and the Colombo National Hospital. One of the victims later succumbed to his injuries. 

Heavy rains experienced in Colombo from last afternoon hampered rescuers as they searched for victims trapped under the rubble. 

The building had been under construction for several years and most of the injured were construction workers. 

  Comments - 0

  • Leave a comment

Top Stories

Eight SSPs promoted to DIG

Eight Senior Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) have been promoted to the rank of Deputy Inspector General (DIG). Police Media Unit announced ...

19 August 2017 - Views : 51

South Korea vessel of Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) in Colombo

18 August 2017

Norwegian Research vessel is to visit Sri Lankan waters next year for stock assessment of marine resources

18 August 2017

Lotteries' returns to Finance Ministry

18 August 2017



style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-6200193111498313"
data-ad-slot="1999573490">

 

Features & Analysis

'Write' magazine a platform for budding young writers across the island

Do you remember the days where you’ve created something beautiful, but had no way of sharing it with the world?...

Fifth edition of Colomboscope 2017 to get underway in September

In a move to draw in art tourism as a major component of Sri Lanka’s tourism industry and bring in bigger ...

'Ankara' serving up some delectable Turkish cuisine

‘Ankara’ is the latest restaurant serving up authentic Turkish food in Colombo. The restaurant, down Mila...

“Private and Confidential” - comedy drama by director Dammage Don Ariyawansa at the Punchi Theatre

“Pudgalikai Rahasigathai” (“Private and Confidential”) a comedy-drama by the versatile direct...



style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px"
data-ad-client="ca-pub-6200193111498313"
data-ad-slot="1999573490">