Spoilt Brats

The latest threat to Colombos privileged is small, pesky and deadly. Municipal authorities reveal that Colombo citys better off are under attack by dengue mosquitoes.rnrn
The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) says that 70 percent of all reported dengue cases in Colombo now come from upper and middle class families.rn

rnldblquote Four to five years ago 60 percent of reported cases came from slum areas in the city but now this is down to 30 percent. Now 70 percent is from the upper and the middle class,
dblquote said the CMC, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr Pradeep Kariawasam.rn

rnBigger gardens and more space but less attention to cleaning up, is the reason for more dengue among the economically better off.rn

rnAlready on a house-to-house campaign, the CMC points out that the well to do are also less supportive of CMC inspections – for Dengue mosquito breeding spots – than slum dwellers.rn

rnldblquote We dont have a problem inspecting slum areas, but the bigger houses are no help. You should