Mosquito breeders in Kandy fined
Four dengue deaths in Kalutara :
Samanthi WEERASEKERA and K.A. Perera
Five persons charged before the Kandy Primary Court Additional
Magistrate for failure to eradicate mosquito breeding places in their
compounds were ordered to pay fines totalling Rs. 48,000 yesterday.
They were rounded up and indicted by Public Health Inspectors of
Alawathugoda and Nugawela, S.H.S. Seneviratne and I.P.I.B. Meddegoda
during raids in Alawathugoda and Nugawela areas. Meanwhile, four persons
died of dengue fever in the Kalutara district this year while 288
patients affected by dengue have been reported.
These figures were revealed at the Kalutara district co-ordinating
committee meeting held at the Kalutara Secretariat presided by Co-ordinating
Committee President, Minister Kumara Welgama on Tuesday.
The Minister said a dengue elimination program has been commenced