Over 300 workers attached to a private garment factory in Yakahaluwa in Minuwangoda, had been admitted to the Minuwangoda Base Hospital and Gampaha District General Hospital due to suspected food poisoning, police said.
They said that the employees had been hospitalised after they fell sick soon after having their breakfast today.
A total of 104 female employees and 52 male employees are undergoing treatment at the Gampaha District General Hospital while 99 female employees and 51 male employees are being treated for their complications at the Minuwangoda Base Hospital.
Police said most of the victims were suffering from diarrhoea. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)