Rescue operations still underway at Wellawatte site

Troops of the Army are still engaged in the rescue operations at Wellawatte construction site, where a five-storeyed building collapsed yesterday (18th May) injuring more than 20 people, Military Spokesman Brigadier Roshan Senevirathne said a short while ago.

He said, by now there is no any evidence of survivors or casualties inside the debris according to the information received through the fire brigade equipment and the people over there.

The rescue operations are expected to be halted by this evening if no information is received.