Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* More accidents reported during festive season this year
Mon, Apr 15, 2019, 11:42 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main government hospital, Colombo National Hospital has admitted more accident victims this year compared to last year during the New Year celebrations, a hospital official said.

During the past two days, 413 persons have received emergency treatment from the Emergency ward of the Colombo National Hospital due to various accidents, Ms. Pushpa Ramyani de Zoysa, the Chief Nurses Training officer of the Accident Service of the National Hospital said.

Of the injured persons 203 have been admitted and are receiving treatment. This is an increase of 15% compared to the previous year.

The number of people who have been injured in accidents has also increased by 8% over the previous year.

Among the injured are 49 persons due to accidents at home and this is 22% increase over last year. Another 129 have been injured due to falls, an increase of 13% compared to last year, Ms. de Zoysa said.

The fireworks injuries have also been increased in comparison to the last year. Last year, only one person who had sustained injuries was admitted to the National Hospital. But this year six people have been injured in fireworks accidents.

This year 36 persons have been injured in assaults and admitted to the National Hospital during the last two days. However, it is a 35% decrease from the previous year, according to the Health official.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Minister orders special investigation into the fire at Kalamatiya Fisheries Harbor
-- [1 hour and 18 minutes ago]
World Bank approves $ 310 mn loan for Sri Lanka to strengthen its climate resilience
-- [3 hours ago]
People's Bank will not be privatized - Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's former President Chandrika Kumaratunga awarded 2019 Common Ground Award
-- [4 hours ago]
Amnesty International expresses shock over Sri Lanka President's signing death warrants of convicted prisoners
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to make railways an essential service
-- [6 hours ago]
Brandix, Fonterra & JKH launch FastTrack Summer Internship Programme to inspire young talent
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President says he signed death warrants for four convicted drug traffickers
-- [7 hours ago]
Racist allegations force charity in Sri Lanka to suspend providing food for poor
-- [7 hours ago]
Agreement with Hungary to obtain Euro 52 mn financial assitance to build flyovers at Kohuwela and Getambe
-- [8 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.