One person was killed in an accident that occurred early this morning in the Rambewa-Anuradhapura area.
The van involved in the accident was carrying a Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation media team to Jaffna.
The deceased is former Director of the SLBC Muslim Service and well-known Tamil Cricket Commentator Nurania Hassan.
Five others travelling in the van were seriously injured and admitted to the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital.
Police reports indicate that the van had collided with a lorry after the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel.