Rescue operations are still continuing in search of those trapped inside the 5 storey building that collapsed at Wellawatta this noon.
Police believe that several workers could be trapped inside the building.
Air force, army, police and fire brigade have joined in the ongoing operations.
24 persons were hospitalized following the collapse of the building under construction on Charlemont Road, near Savoy Cinema, Wellawatta this noon.
15 who sustained injuries were admitted to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital while 9 were rushed to Colombo National Hospital.