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J’Pura undergrads hospitalised after accident

Nineteen undergraduates of the Sri Jayewardenepura University were hospitalised on Saturday night following an accident which took place on the High Level Road, near Navinna junction in Maharagama.

The bus carrying about 65 undergraduates collided head on with a car, while returning from a programme in Thalangama area, police said. One student who sustained serious injuries was transferred to the Colombo National Hospital and others were admitted to Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila.Both drivers are in custody. Maharagama police is investigating.