Highest dengue threat in Colombo; 70 percent students; Dengue hit law faculty student dies

Wednesday, 05 June 2013 - 12:59


A student attached to the Law Faculty of the University of Colombo who was suffering from dengue died this morning.


A University spokesman said that the victim, a 21 year-old girl from Kegalle was admitted to hospital after she collapsed in the Havelock hostel.


Later she undertook surgery but tragically died this morning.


Faculties of Law, Art and Management of Colombo University were closed yesterday due to dengue threat.


Health Authorities of the Colombo Municipality earlier informed that dengue has threatened 12 schools in Colombo Municipality area.


Meanwhile vice Secretary of the All Ceylon Public Health Inspectors Association stated that ¼ th of the dengue victims in the country live in Colombo and 1/3rd of the district count live in the city limits.




Our news team also contacted chief medical officer of the Colombo Municipal council Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam.



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