The Homagama Zonal Education Office today announced the closure of three schools in the Seethaawaka Divisional Secretariat Division for three days as a result of a Dengue outbreak in the area.
Homagama Zonal Education Director P.D. Werasooriya said the schools closed were -- Hanwella Rajasinghe Central College; Pahathgama Roman Catholic College and the Hanwella Mayadunne College.
He said dengue was reported to be spreading rapidly and that a student had died from the disease.
Mr. Weerasooriya said immediate measures were being taken to clean the environment with the assistance of the residents, police and medical officers.
He said the schools would be reopened no sooner the Principal confirms that the situation had been brought under control and that the days missed would be covered up with extra hours of days of study. (DS)