breeding grounds in Colombo
By Shabna Cader
The Ministry of Health has reported that 5,267
governmental and non-governmental institutions have
been identified as mosquito breeding grounds.
The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Chief Medical
Officer Dr. Kariyawasam said 503 areas within the
Colombo city limits had been identified as mosquito
“Of the 503 areas, 384 have been declared as
possible breeding sites. Mosquito larvae have been
identified in 23 of these places. Notices have
already been issued about cleanliness procedures.
The CMC has directed 56 institutions to clear areas
immediately within the next two days,” he said.
Dr. Kariyawasam said if they did not take the
council advice seriously, legal action would be
instituted against the owners of these institutions.
He said refusal to adhere to council order was
harmful to the community.
These locations had been identified during
inspections carried out in line with the national
mosquito prevention week.
The national mosquito prevention week will continue
until March 29.