A new local product has come into the market in Jaffna to compete with the popular brands of coils to beat the mosquito menace.
This new product comes in the form of a candle manufactured using particles of Margosa tree.
Arumaithirugnanam Thevaki, a 19-year-old girl from Jaffna has come out with her new product which claims to be very popular among Jaffna residents.
According to sources, the candle which could last for about eight hours is very popular in Jaffna, as there is a big shortage of mosquito coils from Colombo.
Thevaki commenting on her candle said she wanted to help the people in Jaffna,
who were suffering with all sorts of deceases due to mosquitos.
`At present we don`t get mosquito coils from Colombo. However the people in the peninsula use the leaves, barks and seeds of the Margosa tree to keep away the mosquitos. So I thought of using the leaves and barks of the Margosa as the ingredients for my candle and now its a success,` Thevaki said.