The Cuban BTI bacteria will be used in mosquito breeding grounds from today. Deputy Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that the dengue eradication work will begin in the Gampola area.
He said that the campaign will be carried out in the Gampola and Kandy areas for one year before distributing the bacteria throughout the country. He said that the local bacteria too will be distributed. Meanwhile, the National Anti-dengue week is being launched today. The programme is implemented with assistance from the security forces and the Education Ministry. Programmes will also be held to raise awareness in school children.