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Sri Lanka Army

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08th September 2017 19:08:22 Hours

Troops Support Dengue Prevention in Schools

A series of prevention programmes against Dengue epidemic were conducted covering all schools in Kilinochchi area before the third school term began with more than 1000 of troops of the Security Force Headquarters - Kilinochchi (SFHQ-KLN) participating. The series of Shramadana programmes were organized on the directions of the Commander of the Army at the request of Ministry of Health.

The said series of Shramadana campaigns was conducted under the guidance of the Commander, Security Forces - Kilinochchi (SF-KLN).

All schools in the areas where troops of the 57, 65 and 66 Divisions followed the drive.

Troops of the 61 Division of the Security Force Headquarters - Wanni (SFHQ-W), also meanwhile conducted a similar Dengue eradication programme covering 41 schools in the Vavuniya area.

The programme was conducted by the troops of the 61 Division, 611, 612 and 613 Brigades with the supervision and guidance of the General Officer Commanding, 61 Division Major General Shantha Dissanayake.

The prevention programmes were coordinated by the Director of Zonal Education (North), Mr Sri Skandharaja and Assistant Medical Officer, Vavuniya Dr. Rukshan Hendalage.