Golden Anniversary of Army Marathon Race Kicks Off at Battaramulla, Air Force Flight Returns Home with Stranded Sri Lankans , Staff Sergeant’s Timely Intervention Saves Woman’s Life in Crocodile-Infested ‘Nilwala River’ , Chief of Staff Makes a Formal Visit to 2(V) SLSC, SFHQ-MLT Celebrates New Year Festival , 20 GR Wins 20/20 in Army & Civil Cricket Tournament in Kilinochchi , New Year Festival in 552 Brigade Held , Army Rescue & Relief Contingents Fly to Nepal to Assist Earthquake Victims, Sri Lankan Rescue Contingent Braves Rainy Weather & Treats More Than 300, Accommodating Earthquake Victims in Own Tents , Civilians & Military Police Personnel Learn First Aid Practices , New SLEME Colonel Commandant Assumes Duty, Inter Division Cricket Championship in Wanni Concludes, 12 Division Assists Eye Clinic & Chest Clinic in Siyambalanduwa, SFHQ-C Officers Pay New Year Visit to Diyathalawa Army Hospital, 56 Division Celebrates New Year Festival , 3 GR Spikers Win Inter Battalion Volleyball Tournament in Kilinochchi, 222 Brigade Involve in Welfare Projects, SFHQ-E Commences One More Computer Course for Officers and Soldiers, 11 Division’s New Signal Room Opened, Indian Commander’s Sri Lanka Visit Postponed Due to Emergency Commitments, Second Army Contingent & Relief Supplies Set to Take Wings to Nepal , India’s Army Chief Arrives in Sri Lanka on Goodwill Tour, New Welfare Measures Introduced for the Benefit of Serving Officers / Other Ranks & Next of Kin of Killed in Action, Army Rescue & Relief Contingents Fly to Nepal to Assist Earthquake Victims, Commander Undertakes ‘Avurudu Negam’ Trip to Dependent War Heroes, New Welfare Measures Introduced for the Benefit of Serving Officers / Other Ranks & Next of Kin of Killed in Action, Computer Course at SFHQ-West Ends, Touring Kenyan NDC Delegation Meets Commander, SFHQ-West, SFHQ-West Boxers Win Inter SFHQ Boxing Meet, Memory of Fallen SLA War Heroes Revered in Anniversary Commemorative Ceremonies,

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[Updated :: 2010-03-30 16:07:45 Hours || Home]
 

A WEEK-LONG Dengue Prevention Campaign, spearheaded in Jaffna by the Army with the support of school children and civil sector organizations saw its inauguration Tuesday (30) morning during a brief ceremony at the newly-opened Civil Coordination Office. 

Both Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe, Commander, Security Forces, Jaffna and District Secretary for Jaffna Mr K. Ganesh who took the initiative in this connection were present at the inaugural event. Government officials, school children, members of the Army and armed forces, Police, Civil Sector organizations and civilians have offered their participation in this 7-day long awareness programme since many Dengue cases have been reported from the peninsula in the past three weeks.     

Tuesday’s inauguration added colour and fun to the occasion as colourful mosquito replicas, produced by school children and the Army troops showed the dangers, associated with mosquito bites, breeding spots and implementation of preventive measures. Later on, hundreds of soldiers began garbage clearing work along sideways and clogged water canals and drains. At the same time, awareness brochures printed in Tamil were distributed among all those who were present by Army personnel. Major General Hathurusinghe addressed the gathering and explained the importance of this programme.     
 
The 51 Division, responsible for smooth conduct of the 7 day programme expects to visit each and every school and educate both children and teachers on the danger of its spread, largely due to public carelessness and negligence.  Health authorities in the meantime have launched a simultaneous door to door awareness programme as the number of Dengue cases reported to the hospitals is fast on the rise in separate health divisions.  

 
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