18-year-old girl dies at sports meet

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An 18-year-old student of the Rivisanda Central College in Ussapitiya, Aranayake died while taking part in the 5,000 metre race at the school sports meet today.

The girl had fainted on the grounds and had died on admission to the Mavanella Hospital, police said

Aranayake police are conducting further investigations.

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  • Road runner Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:11 AM

    Don't be a fool. This is sports.

    Road runner Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:13 AM

    This girl did not finish 5000 m.

    MM Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:04 PM

    why they keep 5000m race at schools?since they are not strength enough to run such a long.

    Road runner Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:15 AM

    I agree with you.

    Fiqrhi Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:00 AM

    This is the third such incident in the country. Still the authorities are in deep slumber without making health checkups mandatory in schools to screen for fatal heart ailments and other dissases via DM Android App

    Musthafa Tuesday, 26 February 2013 09:57 AM

    oh! we are shocked to learn this news, very deep sympathy to her parents.

    ChickenParippu Wednesday, 27 February 2013 08:13 AM

    yes the high costs are a reason - at the same time sri lankans have very poor knowledge on nutrition and a healthy diet - even if they could afford it they would just eat useless foodstuff.

    Justice Seeker Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:01 AM

    This doesn't seem like a natural death.

    K Tilak Wednesday, 27 February 2013 02:33 AM

    It is not only hidden Medical Conditions, but Malnutrition due to the high cost of Foodstuffs that contribute to fainting and even Death. Have they checked what meals this girl had taken before she took part in the Sports Meet.? Athletes from developed Countries not only train their Athletes and Sportspeople, but put them on a strict nutritious Diet to ensure that their bodies are prepared for the strenuous demands made on them. Rice and parippu are not going to make them strong enough for the ordeals they will have to face.

    Kodituwakkuarachchi Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:18 AM

    They should do medical tests do determine fitness before embarking on a 5 km race.

    Laxman Wednesday, 27 February 2013 02:40 AM

    Has the President got to involve himself to resolve this matter as well ? when are those idiots at Education Ministry including thier Boss going to wake up from their slumber

    Gamaya Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:25 AM

    So, getting a heart attack is not natural these days??

    Lucky Weeramantry Tuesday, 26 February 2013 10:33 AM

    Was It A Death Trap

    nawas Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:00 AM

    it's sad to hear this news since this is the second similar death. First similar death tool place few days back. I think the govenment should banned marathon from schools.... via DM Android App

    Labby Tuesday, 26 February 2013 02:22 PM

    The longest we did at school was the 1500. This was so even at the public school meets. Anyway, it seems like this child had run without proper practise.

    tom cat Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:00 AM

    why no medical checkups before these types of sport events? via DM Android App

    Jhone Wednesday, 27 February 2013 09:24 AM

    5000 mtrs= 5km? too much for school sport , Education Ministry must review all and must give medical fitness test for all student who particiapate sports.

    Elakiri Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Schools max distance is 2000m or 3000m. For 5000m you need lot of training. There is no proper physical training teachers ... via DM Android App

    Neo Tuesday, 26 February 2013 02:58 PM

    this can be a result of, if a family tries to impliment Bandula's strategy. use Rs7500 to feed the Family ( this shows that our children not getting enough nutritional food) RIP My dear you will born in a better place.

    kusal haami Tuesday, 26 February 2013 03:37 PM

    Did we ever hear students die in sports meets in our time. now it is two in a row.

    suresh Tuesday, 26 February 2013 11:54 AM

    Sorry to hear this. May you attain nibbana

    witness Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:00 AM

    jail the master in charge via DM Android App


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