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55 Division Soldiers Fight Dengue at Pallai

[2012-06-26 11:36:18]

To eradicate the threat of dengue and to save the lives from being victim to this deadly epidemic, the 55 Division of Vettalaikerny organized an anti dengue campaign in Pallai town area on 20th June.

Troops of the 23rd Gemunu Watch and 15th Sri Lanka National Guard serving under the 552 Brigade participated in the programme.

Garbage dumps, abundant lands, blocked drains and other mosquito breeding places were cleared and polythene and waste items scattered around were collected and set on fire. Pachchilaippalli Pradeshiya Sabha cooperated with the soldiers to make this programme a success.

Meanwhile, soldiers and the officials of the office of Public Health Inspector Pallai went from door to door and gave necessary instructions which help prevention of environment pollution and maintaining sanitation in the area. In addition, posters and banners were displayed in the town area to educate the public on dengue and preventive measures.

Nearly 65 soldiers took part in this one day anti dengue programme.

General Officer Commanding 55 Brigadier B.H.M.A. Wijesinghe and Commander 552 Brigade Colonel Deepal Wanniarachchi visited the Pallai town during the programme.

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