The Month Dedicated for the Eradication of Dengue commenced in Chilaw today under the patronage of the Minister of Health Maithreepala Sirisena.
Our Correspondent in Chilaw stated that the Minister had engaged in an inspection tour in the Malpura area in Chilaw.
Subsequently, the minister addressing a function held at the Suda-suna Hall in Chilaw went onto state that the main reason behind the rapid breeding of Dengue mosquitoes is the negligence of the society as a whole towards Dengue eradication.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Maithreepala Sirisena added that all Politicians should act towards setting an example that the commoner would follow.
The Minister made these statements on recalling an encounter with a fellow politician last week.