60 students and three staff members including the principal of a school in Monaragala have sustained injuries following a wasp attack.
The incident occurred this morning while students were attending a meeting.
Police said the injured have been admitted to the Ethimale hospital while two of them who are in critical condition have been transferred to the Siyambalanduwa Hospital.
Meanwhile, Police have intervened to close the school for the day by sending the remaining students home.
Meanwhile, wildlife officers have removed the wasp nest from one of the school buildings.