South Asia

Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015


People in Sri Lanka who provide breeding ground for dengue mosquitoes are liable to six months imprisonment, the health ministry announced. The ministry has taken help of the police and the military to check the menace. The police have arrested over 300 people for throwing garbage on the streets. This year, 158 people have died of dengue and more than 21,000 cases have been reported.

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