Nuwara Eliya on alert for 'sena caterpillar'
The agriculture division of the Nuwara E l i ya D i s t r i c t Secretariat, along with support from other state agencies, has launched a programme to prevent the spread of the invasive ‘Sena’ caterpillar in the Nuwara Eliya district.
As part of the programme, Public Health Inspectors from the Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council yesterday visited the Nuwara Eliya weekly market and subjected stocks of maize from the Mahiyangana area to a thorough inspection.
The inspectors instructed traders to remove the leaves from the maize prior to sale and to take steps to destroy the leaves no sooner they we re removed.
Text and Pix by Shelton Hettiarachchi - Nuwara Eliya Correspondent
Public Health Inspectors assisted by the police scrutinised stocks of maize at the Nuwara Eliya weekly market last week