Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* BTI to combat the spread of mosquitoes costs Sri Lanka millions
Wed, Feb 6, 2013, 11:34 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 06, Colombo: The Health Ministry of Sri Lanka says that the BTI (Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis) bacteria that is to be used to prevent the spread of mosquitoes in Colombo and its suburbs would cost millions to the country.

Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has said that the BTI bacteria that would be purchased to use in Colombo, Dehiwala, Mount Lavinia and Kolonnawa areas would cost Rs. 225 million to the government.

He has added that the effect of the bacteria would only last for a week.

The Health Minister is to present the relevant Cabinet papers for approval this week to purchase the BTI bacteria.

The BTI bacteria, which is manufactured in China, will be purchased from Cuba.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
CEO of extremist Buddhist organization in Sri Lanka writes to President over threats to his life
-- [7 hours ago]
Attacked opposition MPs of Sri Lanka ponder legal action
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President distributes title deeds to 5,500 Mahaweli families
-- [8 hours ago]
New bridge across Batticaloa lagoon connects communities in Eastern Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka cricket authority has no contact with national coach
Sri Lankan Muslim religious body to meet President and Chief Prelates to discuss suppression of Muslim community
State doctors in Sri Lanka threaten to strike from Tuesday
Sri Lanka’s main opposition to raise privilege issue in parliament and complain to the IPU
Slots in Sri Lankan parliament for Matara and Kurunegala districts reduced
International media watch dog condemns an attack on Tamil journalist in Northern Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.