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Law student at Colombo University in Sri Lanka dies of dengue


Thursday, 6 June 2013 - 11:20 AM SL Time


A student in the Law Faculty of Colombo University in Sri Lanka who was being treated for dengue at the Colombo National Hospital, has died, the hospital sources stated.

The student Nisansala Priyanthi was admitted to hospital last Thursday (May 30).

The University administration Tuesday decided to temporarily close three faculties and suspend the educational activities of Law, Art and Management faculties until Monday.

Health Authorities of the Colombo Municipal Council has found dengue larvae in the water samples collected from the Law Faculty building and alerted the University to close the premises. The University administration has decided to close the other two faculties situated adjacent to the Law faculty.

Health authorities have also closed 12 government schools due to dengue threat and clean-up programs are in progress in those schools.

The Health Ministry has urged the school authorities to keep the school premises free of dengue mosquito breeding sites and warned to take legal action against school authorities who fail to follow to take measures.

The authorities have taken legal action against 2,173 households, who failed to destroy mosquito breeding grounds, and fined the violators Rs.11.86 million in fines.

During the last 5 months of this year, 13,911 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island and 3,567 cases have been reported from Colombo District. According to the Epidemiology Unit the Dengue peaks during the months of May and June due to the rainy weather.



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• colombo page

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