A student attached to the Kuliyapitiya Youth Corps had died suddenly during a marathon event today.
The student had fainted during the event near the Wewagama – Kuliyapitiya area and was admitted to the Kuliyapitiya hospital but was pronounced dead upon admission.
16 year old Lakshitha Madushan was a resident of the Udagama area in Pannala.
A hospital spokesperson stated that the post mortem examination has commenced.
Several similar incidents were reported in the recent past where students participating in sports events had died suddenly during their events.
The President had instructed officials to subject students to a physical proficiency test before letting them participate in sports events and a circular had been issued in this regard as well.