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The government is planning to increase the fine imposed on dengue breeders from Rs. 650 to Rs.15,000 by amending the Municipal Council, Town Council and Pradeshya Sabha Acts.

Local Government and Provincial Councils Ministry Secretary Dr. Nihal Jayatilaka addressing a media briefing today said that according to the amendments, the violators will also have to pay Rs. 200 a day till such time they destroy the mosquito breeding places. (SAJ)

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  • malkanthi Thursday, 05 August 2010 11:28 AM

    Navinna garbage (opposite Arpico) is a massive dengue breeding area, why not charge the maharagama pradeshya sabha??????????

    bugger Thursday, 05 August 2010 11:29 AM

    Very good, but what about the breeding places created by the local authorities?Who is going to pay the fine?

    Ruwan Ferdinandez Thursday, 05 August 2010 08:04 PM

    In rural areas and suburbs, pradeshiya sabha's don't do anything!

    Indika Thursday, 05 August 2010 11:31 AM

    Pls. keep your surroundings clean. Then no problem. You don't have to pay !!!

    Podi Guru Friday, 06 August 2010 01:59 AM

    And the new metal fence around this dump? The stench and the breeding grounds are not going to disappear. I am surprised that Arpico is not suing.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 06 August 2010 07:02 AM

    The biggest fine should be imposed on former Health Minister Siripala for his numerous misdeeds which resulted in aggravation of Dengue situation in the country. He can very well afford to pay too.

    Roshan Friday, 06 August 2010 04:32 AM

    What about the breeding places such drains, people who dump Garbage on the road, impose heavy fine on them too.

    Musthafa Thursday, 05 August 2010 05:30 PM

    We want Minister Mervin to vist all areas affected by Dengue!

    Gayan Samarasekara Thursday, 05 August 2010 10:58 AM

    he hee.. good move, because GSP+ is also not there..

    Mahmood Ashraf Thursday, 05 August 2010 11:06 AM

    make it 150000 !! that would serve them better.

    Rajapaksa Thursday, 05 August 2010 06:42 PM

    Good income source for local authorities.

    sltk2004 Thursday, 05 August 2010 11:17 AM

    We should make it illegal to die because of dengue ! Or make it illegal to issue death certificates indicating that the death is due to dengue.... That will definitely reduce deaths due to dengue.

    Debbie Thursday, 05 August 2010 11:19 AM

    Can the Government also find places for disposal of garbage in the Panadura Area as well. Imposing fines is indeed fine, but look at it from the side of the normal citizen, who is target for a fine. We hardly see a garbage lorry or cart on the by roads of Panadura.

    ravi Thursday, 05 August 2010 11:26 AM

    as usual another way to fulfill their pockets....


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