A programme was launched to clean up the Ratnam grounds at Kotahena in Colombo.
The ground that had been identified as a breeding ground for dengue mosquitoes was cleared. The Kotahena Police, the Army, the Air Force and the civilians participated in the clean up operation along with the Colombo Municipal Council. They prepared the ground enabling the water to recede. The Special Administrator of the Colombo Municipal Council Omar Kamil was also present.