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* No doctor in Rantambe cadet camp despite three deaths- Sri Lanka teacher trade union
Tue, Jul 2, 2013, 01:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 02, Colombo: A teacher trade union in Sri Lanka says that the National Cadet Corps training camp in Rantambe does not have a doctor within the premises even after three deaths have taken place in the camp.

Ceylon Teacher Services Trade Union (CTSU) General Secretary Mahinda Jayasinghe said that a doctor is not stationed at the Rantambe camp although thousands of students undergo training annually.

He explained that the closest hospital to the camp is located at Ambagahapelessa, which is seven kilometers away from the camp.

He noted that a student of the Balangoda Anandamaithri Vidyalaya had died in 2008 and another schoolgirl had died in 2011.

The latest victim was a principal of a school in Raddolugama who died while undergoing leadership training at the Rantambe camp.

According to Jayasinghe, the principal's death could have been averted if proper medical care was provided at the camp.

He noted that medical tests had not been conducted on the principals who had participated in the training programme.

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