A government official was fined Rs. 10,000 by the Mount Lavinia additional Magistrate today for having mosquito breeding grounds at his residence in Ratmalana. The official is a Manager at the National Livestock Development Board.
It was reported yesterday that areas under the jurisdiction of the Municipality of Dehiwala and Mt Lavinia are to be declared a Dengue Prone Zone.
The declaration became necessary to concentrate efforts to eradicate dengue following a steady increase in the number of persons infected with the disease in the area. (AW)