Mother, two daughters killed in accident

A 34-year-old woman, her 6-year-old and 12-year-old daughters were killed and another boy was injured when they were hit by a car in Pottuvil on the Pottuvil-Akkaraipattu Road last night.

Police said the car travelling towards Pottuvil had crashed into the victims while they were walking on the road yesterday evening.

They were admitted to the Pottuvil Hospital and the woman and her 6-year-old daughter succumbed to their injuries after admission while 12-year-old girl died while undergoing treatment at the Akkaraipattu hospital this morning.

The driver of the car has been arrested.

Police said the victims were identified as residents of Pottuvil.

Gota, six others granted bail

The Special High Court today granted bail to former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and six others over the case where they have allegedly misappropriated public funds for the construction of the D. A. Rajapaksa memorial museum at Weeraketiya.

Each suspect was released on a cash bail of Rs.100,000 and two sureties of Rs.1 million each.

The indictments were handed over to the suspects and the case was postponed to October 9.

The seven accused were indicted by the Attorney General at the HC Trial-at-Bar under the Public Property Act and the Penal Code on charges of abusing public property

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