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Mervyn’s Back, Fighting Dengue (Photos)

Sep 3, 2010 11:30:49 AM - thesundayleader.lk
Maithripala Sirisena spraying BTI assisted by Mervyn Silva

Maithripala Sirisena spraying BTI assisted by Mervyn Silva

The locally produced BTI larvicide has finally been sprayed in selected areas. It was first used at the State Engineering Corporation in Peliyagoda on September 1 (Wednesday).

The BTI was reportedly produced by local firm Biopower, in an attempt to exterminate dengue-breeding mosquitoes. Fumigating chairs BTI close up Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena and other attendees Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena holding the local BTI Maithripala Sirisena, Mervyn Silva and Mahinda Amaraweera Maithripala Sirisena spraying BTI assisted by Mervyn Silva Handshakes all round Sirisena fumigating chairs mervyn and sirisena

Cases of dengue have escalated rapidly, with 28,900 reported this year as of Thursday, according to the Epidemiological Unit, Ministry of Health.

Pictures show Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena, former Deputy Minister for Highways Mervyn Silva and deputy Health Minister Mahinda Amaraweera assisted in spraying the BTI at the State Engineering Corporation.