As the dengue menace continues to spread across Sri Lanka overcrowding hospitals and claiming lives, many as a nation are coming together in a massive effort to eradicate the disease. Joining in this effort, Waters Edge today launched an extensive program to eradicate dengue-breeding sites and create awareness among the hotel staff the residents of the area.
The campaign is the brainchild of Minister of Megapolis Patali Champika Ranawaka and was carried out under the direction of Chairman of Waters Edge Chamath de Silva. Endorsed by the Ministry of Health, the Waters Edge Dengue Prevention Program was initiated under the patronage of Minister of Megapolis Patali Champika Ranawaka and Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senarathne.
Speaking at the ceremony Chairman Chamath de Silva said, “Waters Edge is pioneering this venture as a responsible corporate citizen and representative of the tourism sector in the country. We have taken initiative so that others will also follow suite and come together to educate staff and the general public on dengue eradication and prevention methods.”
Dengue is a major topic of concern in our society today. This initiative taken by the staff of Waters Edge is mainly to educate the staff and public on dengue prevention methods. Each member of the staff will be involved in this initiative and look forward to extending their fullest support to the national campaign for dengue eradication.
The campaign will also be extended to residents in the area where teams from Waters Edge will visit homes and businesses to educate them on dengue prevention methods. The sustainability team at Waters Edge will also donate recognized natural mosquito repellent plants like “Indian Tulsi” which have been cultivated in the property itself to residents in the area. On the inauguration day, the teams hope to cover a minimum of 100 houses. The homes will also receive “Citronella Oil” free of charge for further safety of their families.
Photo caption: (Above) Minister of Megapolis Patali Champika Ranawaka addressing the launch press briefing
[caption id="attachment_38121" align="alignnone" width="800"] The Waters Edge Dengue Awareness Squad[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_38122" align="alignnone" width="450"] General Manager at Waters Edge Rohan Fernandopulle distributing the Indian Tulsi plant to area residents[/caption]