Dengue threat forced the administration of the University of Colombo today to temporarily suspend University tests and lectures of Law, Art and Management faculties of the University of Colombo until Monday.
Health Authorities of the Colombo Municipality who tested water samples collected from the Law faculty building found dengue larvae contained in the samples, and as the other two faculties are situated adjacent to the Law faculty, the administration decided to close them till Monday.
Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo today, Chairperson of the University Grant Commission Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama expressed her views on the dengue threat at the University.
Meanwhile clean-up programs are in progress at 12 government schools after they were closed due to dengue threat during the last few days.
Sri Lankan Public Health Inspectors Association Vice secretary P.S. Mutukuda said that 13 thousand 675 dengue cases were reported during the last 5 months, and among them, 3 thousand 506 were from Colombo district.
Legal action was taken against 2 thousand 173 households who did not take actions to destroy mosquito breeding grounds, and the government has collected 11.86 million rupees as fine.
When contacted the Ministry of Health to comment on the dengue threat, Deputy Minister of Health Lalith Dissanayake said that the authorities are educated to put the situation under control.