Tri forces and CSD assist island wide National Mosquito Control
A special two-
day island wide Mosquito Control
Programme was successfully
carried out with the
participations of tri forces and
Civil Security Department (CSD)
personnel on 09th and 10th
November (2017). The programme
was held under the directive of
the Presidential Task Force.
The programme was carried out covering the Western,
Northern, Eastern, Central, North-Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces.
Tri forces troops together with CSD personnel joined hands with public
health authorities in respective MOH areas and visited households,
business, public and private institution premises in high risk areas in
the selected districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Kandy, Matale,
Kurunegala, Jaffna, Kegalle, Batticaloa and Kilinochchi.
More than 1100 Army, Navy, Air Force troops and CSD
personnel were mobilized on both days for this national campaign
throughout the country. With the activation of the North-Western
monsoon, the country is experiencing continuous spells of heavy rain
which had resulted in the rise of Dengue patients from around the
country. A national programme is in force to contain the spread of this
deadly vector -borne disease and as main stake holders of that national
campaign, the tri forces have initiated a number of anti-Dengue
programmes in addition to their participation in this collective
This two-day campaign is the 16th in the series of
programmes to be conducted under the Mosquito Control Programme.
Authorities have planned to continue the programme till the end of the
year in order to contain the spread of this disease in the country.
Prior to the programme, participating troops were
educated on the proper conduct of the campaign in order to achieve
maximum results, on the previous day. In addition an Operations Room,
set up at the National Dengue Control Unit in Naranhenpita coordinated
the programme held simultaneously island wide during the course of the
two day campaign.
The programme saw, teams made of tri services and CSD
personnel and health officials inspecting public and private premises
for possible mosquito breeding places and also educating the people of
the importance of maintaining a safe and healthy environment. Errant
owners were advised against their failure to adhere to public health
In keeping with the national programme, troops also
conducted clean- up programmes in their own camps and establishments as
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