Five people have been killed in two separate accidents that took place in Kothalawela, Kaduwela and Molagoda, Kegalle.
Police media spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana stated that a bus transporting factory workers and a car collided on the new Kandy Road at around 5:45 this morning.
Three people were killed and nine injured in this accident.
The deceased are the driver and two passengers of the car.
Eight of the injured were admitted to the Talangama Hospital while one was transferred to the Colombo National Hospital.
Meanwhile another accident involving a van and bus occurred in Molagoda around 7 this morning claiming two lives and injuring three others.