Thirty-five hospitalized with food poisoning

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Thirty-five persons were taken ill and were admitted to Ududumara Base Hospital after partaking in meals served to them when they participated in a ceremony held at the Ududumbara School ground, that followed the opening of the Kandy – Mahiyangana Road by President Mahinda Rajapaksa last Sunday.

A spokesman for the hospital said that many of those who were admitted had shown classic symptoms of food poisoning which was severe stomach aches and vomiting, but had been discharged after receiving treatment.

The Ududumbara police said that several of these patients had also been sent to the Meda Mahanuwara Hospital. The patients had allegedly fallen ill after partaking in the mid-day meal served to them during the ceremony.

Meanwhile Public Health Inspector Ududumbara, K.A. Abeyratne, confirmed that those who had been taken ill had been suffering from food poisoning but assured that the patients were all out of danger and that investigations to bring those responsible to book were continuing. (Ajith Gangoda )

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  • Vernon Monday, 07 May 2012 04:34 PM

    Investigations will not reveal anything as the contract to provide the food was given to one of the political stooges by those in authority.

    Yohan Perera Monday, 07 May 2012 04:59 PM

    Glad that none of them are dead... Serves as a lesson for all of us to be careful about enjoying meals in unsafe manner...

    Bigfoot Monday, 07 May 2012 04:45 PM

    All that gilders in not gold. It is better to avoid these "dansalas".

    Monkey Joe Monday, 07 May 2012 05:20 PM

    ALL DUE TO POOR HYGIENE CONDITIONS: WHERE ARE THOSE SO CALLED HEALTH INSPECTORS.....HAVE THEY GONE NNDERGROUND ?

    buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 08 May 2012 09:55 AM

    Serves the rascals who lick slippers of the politicians.

    sundram Tuesday, 08 May 2012 12:48 AM

    They have been tied to mango trees

    Mervyhn Szilvah Tuesday, 08 May 2012 01:11 AM

    Classic case of compromising everything for commissions.


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