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709 killed in road accidents in first 4 months of 2023!

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A total of 709 people have died in road accidents in the first four months of this year, Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa said.

He said that the highest number of accidents were motorcycle accidents.

“As of April 30, 2023, 8,202 accidents have occurred. There have been 667 fatal accidents in which 709 people died. A total of 2,160 serious accidents and 3,201 minor accidents have occurred.”

“The highest number of people who died were motorcyclists. Out of the 709 people who died, 220 were motorcyclists, 102 were passengers and 179 were pedestrians.”

“Most of these fatal accidents are caused by motorcyclists followed by three-wheelers. Therefore, it is very important for the motorcyclists as well as three-wheeler drivers to pay more attention to traffic rules,” he said.

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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A total of 278 inmates at prisons across the island will be released tomorrow in view of Vesak festival, the Prisons Department said.

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Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

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Parliament sessions were abruptly suspended until June 04 due to a lack of quorum. 

There were less than 20 member present during the time of suspension. 

MP Jagath Samarawickrama was at the Chair.

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Notice for students sitting for Grade 5 scholarships

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The Department of Examinations has announced that the 2024 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on September 15 this year.

It adds that applications for the examination will be accepted online from May 27 – June 14, 2024 and acceptance of applications will not be extended beyond the announced period.

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