Three persons were killed in two different accidents reported along the Southern (E01) and the Colombo-Katunayake (E03) expressways.

Two persons, aged 25 and 23 years, were killed and a 19 year-old was injured after their car crashed into a lamp post along the Colombo-Katunayake expressway near the interchange at Ja-Ela.

It was reported that the injured person had been admitted to the Colombo National Hospital and is said to be in critical condition.

In a separate accident, a 25-year-old was killed following an accident involving a car and a cab along the Southern expressway in Akmeemana last evening.