Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Special dengue eradication program to be implemented in Sri Lanka next week
Mon, Jun 9, 2014, 11:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 09, Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities will implement a special island wide dengue eradication program next week to control the spreading of the mosquito-borne disease as several areas in the country, especially in Colombo, are faced with the risk of reaching epidemic levels.

The decision to implement a special program was reached when the Presidential Task Force on Eradicating Dengue met with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees today.

During the meeting the President pointed out the need of a practical programme to eradicate the disease.

The program will be implemented next week with the support of government officials, tri forces, police and local government bodies. Under the program searches for mosquito breeding places in residences will be conducted and the public will be enlightened on how the disease spreads and how to prevent it.

So far this year, 12,673 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Nearly 36 percent of the cases were recorded in the Colombo district and nearly 60 percent of the reported dengue cases were from the Western Province which includes Colombo, Kalutara and Gampaha districts.

Ministers Maithripala Sirisena, Mahinda Amaraweera, Basil Rajapaksa, Deputy Minister Duleep Wijesekara, Chief Ministers of all provinces, Secretary to the Health Ministry Sudharma Karunaratne, Director of Epidemiology Unit Dr. Paba Palihawadana , Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga were also present at the discussion.

(Photos by Nishanka de Silva)

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Budget 2017 is a compromise - Finance Minister
-- [2 hours ago]
Avant Garde Chairman granted permission to travel abroad
-- [2 hours ago]
India not to object if Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu returning home voluntarily
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission calls for incorporation of Economic, Social and Cultural rights in new Constitution
-- [4 hours ago]
European parliament offers its expertise in drafting Sri Lanka's future policies and plans
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Finance Minister presents Rs. 1.8 trillion Appropriation Bill for 2017
-- [6 hours ago]
UN Special Rapporteur recommends Sri Lanka to establish an Independent Commission on minorities with powers
-- [7 hours ago]
Court allows international arrest warrant for former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russi
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka enlightens European Parliament on good governance measures taken to regain GSP+ concession
Trial begins for four men accused of smuggling 492 Sri Lankan Tamils into Canada

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.