Special programmes are being implemented island-wide to eradicate Dengue. One such programme was conducted in the Matara District. The Dengue eradication programme in the Matara town was conducted on the instructions of Minister Mangala Samaraweera. It has been organized by Matara Pawura organization. Matara Health officers’ office, Divisional Secretariat, Police, Army and Civil Society Organizations lent their support to the cleaning programme. Meanwhile another Dengue eradication programme took place under the direction of Padukka Health Officers Office. They destroyed Dengue mosquito breeding places, conducted cleaning programmes and briefed the people by visiting them. They also performed street dramas and distributed leaflets. The Dengue eradication programme in Rajagiriya took place under the guidance of Divisional Secretary Amal Edirisuriya. Government institutions, Police and Health officials took part in the programme. They have taken legal action against people who maintained Dengue mosquito breeding places.