20 students hospitalised due to food poisoning in Sri Lanka

, 3:48 PM IST

Colombo: At least 20 school students were hospitalised in Sri Lanka after suffering from food poisoning on Monday, police said.

The children, aged between eight and nine years, were students of a school in Veyangoda area of western Sri Lanka, Xinhua reported.

The students had fallen ill after consuming a morning meal provided by the school and had been rushed to a nearby hospital by the school management.

The police were investigating the matter.