News1st-Sirasa-Shakthi National Anti-Drug Drive commences in North Western Province

News1st-Sirasa-Shakthi National Anti-Drug Drive commences in North Western Province

News1st-Sirasa-Shakthi National Anti-Drug Drive commences in North Western Province

Written by Staff Writer

25 Jul, 2015 | 9:14 pm

Another Phase of the National Anti-Drug Drive, aimed at bringing people together to eradicate drugs from the country, took place in the North Western Province on Saturday July 25.

For over a period of one month, News 1st, Sirasa and Shakthi together with the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board have been going from door to door to raise awareness on the ill-effects of drugs.

One leg of the National Anti Drug Drive in the North Western Province commenced subsequent to religious observances at the Munneswaram Kovil. Investigations have revealed that drugs that enter the country through the sea route have had damaging effects on society.

Thereby the staff of News 1st, together with the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board, commenced the  initiatve to travel to the villages in the Puttalam District and raise awareness. Another team was dispatched to the Kurunegala district as part of the national anti- drug drive campaign. The campaign commenced following a religious ceremony in Wilgoda.

Our correspondent, who is at the location, said that a larger section of the  people who live there work as labourers. He added that they heard that these people use drugs to ease the pain in their bodies, or for some other issue that plague them.

The team, with the members of the News1st and the Dangerous Drug Control Board conducted the awareness campaign by making door to door visits to houses located in Wilgoda, Bandaranayekapura and Malawpitiya areas in the Kurunegala District.

The door to door anti drug drive which is being organised with the aim of creating a society of a healthy generation will continue to visit the locals in the North Western Province on Sunday July 26.

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