Army continues battle against dengue

The special dengue prevention programme now underway in the Western Province as an initiative of the Security Force Headquarters - West (SFHQ-West) continued on July 14 covering Hanwella, Homagama, Kaduwela, Piliyandala, Pitakotte, Kahathuduwa, Attanagalla, Mirigama, Dompe, Biyagama, Kelaniya, Horana, Mathugama, Wadduwa and Bandaragama in the Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara districts. Around 500 troops of the 141, 142 and 582 Brigades, Sri Lanka Light Infantry and Sri Lanka Armoured Corps moved out to most congested areas in search of dengue breeding spots.

Army personnel of the 9 Gemunu Watch engage in dengue eradication drives in the Dodangoda area.

The dengue eradication campaign in Colombo started on July 1 at the MOH office near the Sugathadasa Stadium after a discussion, headed by Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Forces - West, Medical Officer of Health for Colombo North and Colombo Municipal Council authorities.

The programme is continuing.

 

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