Reason for the death of student during marathon revealed

Thursday, 31 January 2013 - 19:38


The reason behind the death of a female student of the Chilaw Ananda National College who died during the Marathon event at the School Sports Meet has been revealed.

The post mortem revealed that the death was caused due to a dislocation of the coronary arteries.

Director of the Chillaw District Hospital Dr. Dinusha Jayasinghe speaking regarding the death expressed these views.


The Grade 12 student of the Chillaw Ananda National School was admitted to the Chillaw Hospital after falling sick during the marathon event but was pronounced dead at the time of admission to hospital.


However, the Principal of the Chillaw Ananda National School stated that the school had acted in accordance with the circulars issued by the Ministry of Education before letting students participating in the event.