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Primary school closed over itchy spell

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A primary school in the Kurunegala area has been temporarily closed after around 15 students had complained of itchiness.

The ailing students have been admitted to the Ganewatta Divisional Hospital and it is reported that several students are still undergoing treatment.

The reason for this sudden ailment is yet to be ascertained.

The school, which has over 250 students, has been closed to disinfect all the classrooms, under the supervision of the Ganewatta MoH.

According to the Medical Health Officers, a school is usually closed down for 03 days if such a health concern occurs, but the school in question is to reopen tomorrow as the situation has been brought under control.

(Source : Aruna)

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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A total of 278 inmates at prisons across the island will be released tomorrow in view of Vesak festival, the Prisons Department said.

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Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

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Parliament sessions were abruptly suspended until June 04 due to a lack of quorum. 

There were less than 20 member present during the time of suspension. 

MP Jagath Samarawickrama was at the Chair.

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Notice for students sitting for Grade 5 scholarships

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The Department of Examinations has announced that the 2024 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on September 15 this year.

It adds that applications for the examination will be accepted online from May 27 – June 14, 2024 and acceptance of applications will not be extended beyond the announced period.

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