There is a vast decline in accidents caused by firecrackers.
Director of the Colombo National Hospital Dr. Hector Weerasinghe said the decline was about 20 percent in comparison to last year.
Dr. Weerasinghe said that up to now no one had sought treatment for injuries caused by the use of firecrackers. There is a decline in injuries caused on a normal day due to motor accidents, domestic accidents or accidents at the work places. This time it was 215 when compared with 265 last year. He emphasized that no one had been injured by the use of firecrackers. He expressed his gratitude to ITN for giving him an opportunity to make this statement.