The Government says that dengue has become a major issue in Sri Lanka and the most fruitful step to face this challenge is to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes.
A total of 47,900 dengue cases were reported from all parts of the country with over 77 dengue deaths last year.
Therefore, the government, in order to take stringent measures to prevent and eliminate possible dengue breeding grounds, has considered amending the current legislation.
Accordingly, the Minister of Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has proposed amending the prevention of mosquito breeding act no. 11 of 2007, which provides the legal framework in this regard.
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