Jun 06, Colombo: The Police official in charge of Sri Lanka's Western Province, Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Anura Senanayake says that the operations to arrest and punish the people who contribute to dengue mosquito breeding will begin on June 08 from Western Province.
The operations will later be carried out at national level, the officials said.
The police and three armed forces personnel and the officials of the Health Department will join in the operations.
A special discussion will take place today under the patronage of the Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the Ministry of Defense regarding the police operations against dengue.
A student of the Law Faculty of Colombo University died yesterday from dengue contracted from the university premises.
According to the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Department, 13,762 dengue patients have been diagnosed in the first five months of 2013 and 40 deaths have been reported.