Troops support dengue prevention in Kilinochchi schools

Several dengue prevention programmes were carried out covering schools in Kilinochchi before the third school term.

Over 1,000 troops of the Security Force Headquarters-Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) participated. Many shramadana programmes were organsed on the directions of the Commander of the Army at the request of the Health Ministry.

The shramadana campaigns was conducted under the guidance of the Commander, Security Forces-Kilinochchi (SF-KLN).

The troops of the 57, 65 and 66 Divisions carried out the drive.

Troops of the 61 Division of the Security Force Headquarters-Wanni (SFHQ-W) conducted a dengue eradication programme covering 41 schools in the Vavuniya area.

The programme was conducted by the troops of the 61 Division, 611, 612 and 613 Brigades with the supervision and guidance of the General Officer Commanding, 61 Division Major General Shantha Dissanayake.

The dengue prevention programmes were coordinated by the Director of Zonal Education (North), Sri Skandharaja and the Assistant Medical Officer, Vavuniya Dr. Rukshan Hendalage. 

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