Dengue breeding - Principals feel the sting
The Health Ministry will take legal action against 18 school
Principals who contributed to the spread of dengue, a spokesman said.
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has directed officials to take
legal action against the Principals. The ministry will file cases
against 18 Principals of Gampaha district, he said.
The Medical Research Institute (MRI) in Borella has launched
micro-biological research related to dengue in institutions, schools and
MRI officials had inspected 26 private institutions, 27 schools and 100
According to the research, concrete producing factories, tyre sales
centres and ornamental flower nurseries have been identified as main
sites which spread dengue.
They also found places with dengue larvae from 18 schools in
Kiribathgoda, Kadawatha, Yakkala, Seeduwa and Kelaniya areas.
The officials also found such places at 59 houses and homes gardens
among the 100 homes inspected.
Yesterday was the last day of National Dengue Eradication Day.
All measures are in place to take legal action against the Principals
who had ignored Health Ministry directions.