Mervyn to punish officials
Aug 2, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva says he has decided to take disciplinary action against a group of government "officials" from the Kelaniya area who had failed to take part in a dengue prevention drive.
Speaking to Daily Mirror online a short while ago the Deputy Minister said that the officials will be produced before the public tomorrow over their failure to take part in the dengue prevention drive and the public will decide what to do with them.
"I will take stern action against those officials, whoever they are, and let the public deal with them because they did not do their duty to stop this dengue menace which has taken the lives of innocent children," the Deputy Minister told Daily Mirror online.
The media unit of the Deputy Minister said that a child had become the victim of dengue in the Kelaniya area and this was what led the Deputy Minister to decide on disciplinary action.
Mervyn Silva had last week said he would not let any dengue deaths occur in Kelaniya after August 1st and if a death does occur, officials of the relevant authorities will be tied to a tree as punishment.
He had said that measures should be taken to clear all areas by August 1 and officials shouldn’t be afraid to nab offenders who throw dirt on to the road.