President attends launch of programme to rid country of the ‘drug menace’

President attends launch of programme to rid country of the ‘drug menace’

President attends launch of programme to rid country of the ‘drug menace’

Written by Staff Writer

12 Feb, 2015 | 9:48 pm

A special discussion was held on Thursday at the presidential secretariat with the participation of the President to introduce a comprehensive national programme to rid the country of the drug menace.

Speaking at the discussion, President Maithripala Sirisena stated that the attention of the new administration has been drawn to the drug menace which had affected the country and the people over a long period of time.

He noted that although various programmes were introduced under the previous government, due to certain reasons, these initiatives had come to a standstill and added that the new government will be fully committed to the cause.

President Sirisena further noted that steps will be taken to get cabinet approval for proposals which were discussed at Thursday’s meeting. He added that a new mechanism will be arrived at to implement the law in order to rid the country of the drug menace.

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