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A 37-year-old motorcyclist was killed and at least two three wheelers were badly damaged when a roadside tree fell on them on Baseline road in Borella this evening due to heavy rains, Police said.

They said the motorcyclist, a resident of Kelaniya, died on admission to the Colombo National Hospital.

His wife, who was on the pillion, escaped unhurt. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
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  • Bob Tuesday, 24 November 2015 08:50 PM

    Never get admitted to hospitals in Sri Lanka because you always die on admission....

    Rasa Tuesday, 24 November 2015 09:50 PM

    It is very frequenlty reported that something kills somebody, on the mortaway. This time it a falling tree. We need to grow away, from all such Natural and human hazards, which we are subjected to very frequently.

    Blair Tuesday, 24 November 2015 10:42 PM

    It is high time that colombo municipal, probably together with universities take a stock of all old trees by the road side and remove the risky. At the same time make a replanting campaign.


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