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At least 86 students in Minuwangoda, Dematagoda, Ampara and Balangoda have been admitted to hospitals today, as a result of an alleged allergic reaction, hospital sources said.

Accordingly, seven students of Anuruddha Girls School in Dematagoda have been admitted to the Lady Ridgeway Children's Hospital in Borella.

About 30 students of Polwatta Rathanasara School were admitted to the Minuwangoda hospital and 25 students of Gamini Maha Vidyalaya were admitted to the Ampara hospital while 24 students of Pinnawala Udagama Maha Vidyalaya were admitted to the Balangoda hospital.

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  • lasitha Wednesday, 21 November 2012 03:15 AM

    anyone noticed some unusual mist arround the country these days ? it's last about till 11 a..m..
    really strange

    Sujee Perera Wednesday, 21 November 2012 11:06 AM

    Is it some organization experimenting with a new weapon?

    ICCStats Wednesday, 21 November 2012 10:30 AM

    yes it is a mist created by aliens with green ears and blue eyes and yellow skin to abduct people and spread pestillence - the alien invasion will happen on 21-12-2012 beware...

    john fernandez Wednesday, 21 November 2012 08:35 AM

    It's humidity man.

    Geena Madam Wednesday, 21 November 2012 08:17 AM

    Thats called a smog

    Janaki Kalansuriya Wednesday, 21 November 2012 07:52 AM

    This can't be psychological now. But certainly SOLIDARITY is a possibility.

    lee Wednesday, 21 November 2012 06:37 AM

    He wont come cos some one has already cheated his partner Scully over a property deal in SL.

    Sammy Wednesday, 21 November 2012 05:54 AM

    There should be serious study made of the pattern of this allergies. If local doctors are not able to make headway in this matter, then it should be referred to the WHO for international inputs.

    RX Wednesday, 21 November 2012 05:18 AM

    Let's be serious - this is our children. We need to look at the common things among all schools since it is not based on a specific location. COULD THIS BE THE TEXT BOOKS? What if these were printed with low quality ink. May be the experts should look in to. One may then ask why now if the books were used for 11 months already? Authorities must check without giving cheap excuses...

    Game Pappa Wednesday, 21 November 2012 05:10 AM

    Welcome to Colombo....

    ICCStats Wednesday, 21 November 2012 04:32 AM

    so according to you the doctors should be glum faced 24/7 ?

    Manju_W Tuesday, 20 November 2012 10:57 AM

    Doctors seems to be laughing, Wonder what seems to be the amusement??

    Mishra Wednesday, 21 November 2012 03:13 AM

    Need to check what is common in all these. It may be some materials used for books or dress. Those are two things which are provided by Govt. Or may be the chalk....

    Arun JP Wednesday, 21 November 2012 03:09 AM


    citizen1 Tuesday, 20 November 2012 07:06 PM

    posing for the camera.

    Apsara Tuesday, 20 November 2012 06:38 PM

    Correct, Prof. Mervin may come up with a right solution.


    Puswedilla Tuesday, 20 November 2012 05:58 PM

    Dr Silva's "Medito" to the rescue....

    Potta Sunil Tuesday, 20 November 2012 01:19 PM

    Get down Dr. Mervyn!

    kaputakukula Tuesday, 20 November 2012 12:42 PM

    This news spread of allergy among students looks like a 'ploy' to divert the attention of the public from something "I do not know for sure". The public shuld be suspecious that "something" might be brewing in the government kitchen that the govt. do not want the public to know.

    Rohith Tuesday, 20 November 2012 12:28 PM

    Bring on Fox Mulder..

    Lobo Tuesday, 20 November 2012 11:03 AM

    Radiation from India's nuclear plant already...LOL!

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