Sept 02, Colombo: It is reported that Government Analysts Department has found cyanide mixed with the meals taken by the trainee soldiers at the Henanigala army camp who were hospitalized following food poisoning.
According to the report, the Government Analyst suspects that fish which was consumed by the soldiers would have been injected with cyanide deliberately before being cooked. Following the consumption of the poisoned food, 280 soldiers were admitted to the hospitals on August 28.
It is also reported that 155 soldiers are still receiving treatments at the hospital after consuming the cyanide contaminated meals.
Police are conducting investigations into the incident.