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An eight-year-old schoolgirl studying at Bulathgama Maha Vidyalaya in Balangoda is reported to have collapsed during the morning assembly, police said.

They said the student was rushed to the Balangoda Hospital but had died on admission. (LSP)
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  • CW Saturday, 14 February 2015 05:57 AM

    So sad to hear the news. What will our "Red Comrades" say now? Stop school assemblies campaign with innocent children as they did with the "Leadership Training"?

    brainmaster Friday, 13 February 2015 01:04 PM

    These assemblies are sometimes a torture for the children, unnecessarily !

    Rogrr Saturday, 14 February 2015 07:03 AM

    The most likely cause of this sad incident is heatstroke.A simple cold water sponge or any other firstaid which will bring down the body temperature quickly may have saved this childs life. Of course expert medical attention is needed as soon as possible. In any case what really puzzles me is why the media has not given the same prominence to the postmortem findings of similar previous incidents.Im sure its in the interest of the public to know the reasons. It could help others to not fall victim to similar tragedy. via DM Android App

    brainmaster Sunday, 15 February 2015 12:11 PM

    Were the medical checks done by real doctors ? Did they invest enough time for each student ? Did they have the proper equipment to do so ?

    Veritas Friday, 13 February 2015 06:33 PM

    People jump to conclusions before the medical people report on the cause of death. One person picks up on the hot sun during an assembly and off go the accusations, which is unfair to the school authorities.Let the cause of death be revealed before jumping up and down and pointing fingers of blame.

    jaf Friday, 13 February 2015 11:16 PM

    these assembly are like useless meeting organised by management and project mangers to fill their time sheets

    Mm Friday, 13 February 2015 02:48 PM

    A parents worst nightmare... Loosing a child.. May thoughts and prayers to the family!

    Ian Friday, 13 February 2015 11:49 PM

    this is karma. Just accept it. Thee is nothing that any one can do

    Haris Friday, 13 February 2015 03:18 PM

    Assembly for the children(less than age 12) should not lengthen for long time. Assembly should not take place in HOT place direct under the sun. School Principal should consider on this.

    Dayawathie Friday, 13 February 2015 03:36 PM

    May her soul rest in peace. So sad.

    randika Friday, 13 February 2015 03:39 PM

    The course of death may natural illness but Media publish it result of event which held by the School authority. Should we stop sports ,School assembly due to this

    hz Saturday, 14 February 2015 01:48 PM

    This sort of assemblies should be held under cover as much as possible to avoid the repetition of the same in the future.

    Dakuna Saturday, 14 February 2015 02:15 AM

    Very sad indeed. Recently a boy died running a marathon, now girl dies during an assembly such incidents rarely heard of decades ago. Looks like something has changed in our kids lifestyle, Extremely Important to get to the bottom of the root cause without speculating, to find a way forward. Government please take this serious! Thanks

    Naman Sunday, 15 February 2015 01:30 AM

    It is time the teachers and Students are taught Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and the schools to have a cardiac defibrillators


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