Novel Influenza (A H1N1) threat:
Kandy schools close from Monday
In view of the fast spreading new influenza viral fever in the
Central Province, the Government has decided to close down all schools
in the province from November 23.
This decision follows a meeting Central Province Governor Tikiri
Kobbekaduwa had on Thursday with the Central Province Chief Minister
Sarath Ekanayake, health officials and education authorities in the
At the meeting, health authorities stated that 10 persons had already
died of suspected A H1N1 fever in the province.
Governor Tikiri Kobbekaduwa said that there were more than 500,000
students in schools in the province and the danger of the disease
spreading was possible and added that this decision was taken to arrest