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Bugs at MC: Superior hall shutdown, says CMC

14 January 2019 04:11 pm - 23     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The superior cinema hall of the Majestic Cineplex (MC) has been closed down after bugs were found in several seats inside the theatre, Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ruwan Wijayamuni told the Daily Mirror today.  

“After I received the complaint this morning, I inspected the theatre together with a team of officials including a pest control officer, only to find bug infested seats. 

This discovery forced me to instruct the MC management to close down the cinema. I advised them to debug, remove seats and carpets and fumigate the theatre,” he said.  

Dr. Wijayamuni said the process would take at least five days. However, they would have to inform me once they attend to it in order to get clearance, he said. “Following this alarming incident, we inspected other cinema halls of MC but there was no bug infestation.

However, I have been advised to inspect other theatres to ensure they are free from these types of insects,” he said. Several attempts to contact the MC management failed. (Sheain Fernandopulle) 

 

 

 

 

 

  Comments - 23

  • REEZ Monday, 14 January 2019 04:45 PM

    M.C. Bugs - Lucky bugs living in Air Conditioned environment - Ha ha

    Darrel Monday, 14 January 2019 04:49 PM

    Give all the naughty things that happen inside theaters, its good thing they found only bugs! However good job CMC, thanks for keeping us safe

    mnsmart Monday, 14 January 2019 05:00 PM

    Pl check the Diyawanna theater too. there are many bugs

    Bravo Monday, 14 January 2019 05:25 PM

    Dear Dr Ruwan Wijayamuni.. Hats off to your for your action and greatly appreciated. Similar I made a complain few months ago against a famous Hotel on the Galle Rd in front of Seylan Bank of Wellawatta. I got stale curries from this Hotel and complained to Wellawatta PHI's but no action were taken and I guess they were bribed.. FYI

    sigiriya Monday, 14 January 2019 05:39 PM

    Close Parliament!

    Movie goer Monday, 14 January 2019 05:43 PM

    nice... the bugs are watching movies for free... very news worthy...!

    Sanoj Monday, 14 January 2019 08:38 PM

    Newsworthy, yes. It's a public health issue

    Rajen Monday, 14 January 2019 09:16 PM

    Films

    Ghost Wednesday, 16 January 2019 07:30 AM

    And sipping iced blood through straws!!!!

    Borat Monday, 14 January 2019 05:44 PM

    Please take stern action . Not like making money don’t they check any complaints? Please fine them heavily

    mimslanka1@yahoo.com Monday, 14 January 2019 06:07 PM

    Parliamentarians everywhere, suckers of everything.If fumigation is done where it deserves, we all could enjoy a pest-free living. Standards, laws and regulations are there but nay the inspectors are busy watching the clock. Oh!!! the public servants.

    Lokka Monday, 14 January 2019 06:19 PM

    MC management is useless. Their only aim is to make profits, without providing basic facilities expected of a shopping complex. Once you enter this building you have to keep standing till you come out of it as there are no seats provided for anyone to sit and relax.

    Warren Raed Monday, 14 January 2019 06:24 PM

    When I complained about the bugs in the Majestic City theater 2 years ago, everyone turned a deaf ear to my complaints. Now it has gone out of control. Good that this was exposed because ever since my bad experience, I decided I will never go there to watch a movie again in my entire life.

    Nugent Kapuwatte Monday, 14 January 2019 06:53 PM

    Good news. Not just Film halls, but all public places should be checked.Surprise checks on places like Hospital OPDs, Trains etc will be useful.These bugs could have spread by now. There should be a system of preventive surprise checks rather than post-complaint, which would encourage owners of other similar establishments to do it themselves before being found out.Our Congratulations and gratitude to the persons who went out of the way to complain and act on this.

    ram Monday, 14 January 2019 06:59 PM

    good move cmc should periodically check on this

    Nimalan Monday, 14 January 2019 07:36 PM

    What can we do for parliament bugs.

    Sid Monday, 14 January 2019 07:56 PM

    Who let the bugs out?who?who?who?who?

    Peter Monday, 14 January 2019 08:07 PM

    Yesterday after a doctor complained I saw that the Manager of MC cInema had stated that he closed down the cinema. So your news item is stating that the CMC closed is wrong. Later, I saw another statement in the same FB page that another claiming that he got it closed after he informed the CMC's complaints center. The doctor had already withdrawn the complaint by yesterday. I guess the Medical Officer was a bit late.

    Peter Monday, 14 January 2019 08:09 PM

    Yesterday after a doctor complained I saw that the Manager of MC cInema had stated that he closed down the cinema. So your news item is stating that the CMC closed is wrong. Later, I saw another statement in the same FB page that another claiming that he got it closed after he informed the CMC's complaints center. The doctor had already withdrawn the complaint by yesterday. I guess the Medical Officer was a bit late.

    Premalal Monday, 14 January 2019 09:36 PM

    Blood suckers sucking up the blood of blood suckers.

    Prasanna Gunawardena Monday, 14 January 2019 10:04 PM

    Well done Dr. Wijemuni and greetings to your Public Health Department staff.

    Myles Monday, 14 January 2019 10:37 PM

    Check the parliament too, there are bigger bugs there

    Jack Tuesday, 15 January 2019 11:00 AM

    We have a lot of bugs outside


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