Tuesday, 02 June 2015 - 19:19
A principal hospitalized after consuming gram mixed with laxative tablets at school dansela
Police arrested 6 persons following an altercation which erupted among organizers of a Poson ice-cream Dansala at Telbaduara in Ambilipitiya.
Police said a clash erupted between two drunken organizers.
Later the crowd had taken sides and joined the clash.
Police reached the scene on a tip off given by a resident of the area, and arrested the group of persons, however, one of them in handcuffs escaped from the police custody.
However, residents of the area complained that police, under the guise of searching for the escapee, are attempting to arrest innocent youth in the village.
Meanwhile, a school principal and 7 female students of Moragaswewa College in Habarana were hospitalized after consuming contaminated gram distributed at the school’s Poson dansela.
Later, 6 students of Year-10 from the same school were taken into police custody as they were suspected for contaminating the boiled gram with a variety of laxative.
Meanwhile, Public Health Inspectors Association stated that they have inspected 6,712 dansel out of 8,913 dansel, organized throughout the island for the Poson Poya today.
Public Health Inspectors Association President Upul Rohana told our news team that 13 dansel have been suspended.