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One female administrative officer at the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau’s (SLFEB’s) head office at Battaramulla had died of dengue, and 30 other members of the staff had been hospitalised during the last two weeks due to dengue, official sources said.

The deceased, Manjula Padmaperuma (39), was the mother of two children and an administrative officer in the Planning Division. Her husband is also an administrative officer in the same section.

A senior officer of the SLFEB said there were around 900 persons working at the head office and that most of them had been down with dengue. During the last two weeks 30 of them had been hospitalized. Most of the victims were from the Planning Division -- including one pregnant woman whose condition was critical, he said.  

He said there was a rumour that dengue mosquitoes were breeding inside the air conditioning system of the building. However, no investigations had been made regarding this. (Vineetha M. Gamage)
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  • Jagath Tuesday, 12 June 2012 11:38 AM

    Same situation at the Central Environmental Authority in Battatamulla. More than 25 people diagnosed with dengue positive. All these offices should be closed for some time.

    Sri Lankn Tuesday, 12 June 2012 04:23 AM

    if we don’t have capability to stop this? What a situation. People are going dye like this forever?

    MUKUNUWENNA Tuesday, 12 June 2012 11:56 AM

    why don't the government stop spending money on unnecessary foreign travel, carnivals & tamashas and give serious thought to control this menace that takes innocent lives?

    Kadiya Tuesday, 12 June 2012 12:00 PM

    Shall we send Dr Mervin Silva to sort this out?

    Nandalal Wednesday, 13 June 2012 05:55 AM

    If we (i.e. each and every household or work place) do not keep our individual premises clean the result will be this or even greater. There is absolutely no point in blaming the Ministry of Health for this situation. People think that the answer to this problem is Fogging. No amount of fogging will stop Dengue unless we change our behavior to keep our environment clean. So everybody keep your premises clean

    hema Wednesday, 13 June 2012 09:28 AM

    why the responsible people are not taking any actions against to this. Checking of premises is not the solution for this. do some research how to distroy this dengue mosquito forever , rather than sitting at higher chairs.

    backtreet boys Tuesday, 12 June 2012 08:22 AM

    priorities are mixed up at the health sector..either we should start eating mosquitoes of find a practical solution to get rid of them instead blaming each other.

    Maheshwaran Appu Tuesday, 12 June 2012 09:53 AM

    What happened to Cuban Bacteria ????

    Rajasinghe Tuesday, 12 June 2012 10:07 AM

    some made money at the expense of these innocent peoples lives..

    engrish master Wednesday, 13 June 2012 02:04 PM

    yes, people will dye; not die!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 13 June 2012 02:29 AM

    But our experts went and eliminated Dengue in Pakistan!


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