Written by Staff Writer
19 Aug, 2015 | 8:21 pm
Ace Sri Lankan Cricketer Kumar Sangakkara was, on Wednesday, August 19. appointed as the Brand Ambassador of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board
The letter of appointment was handed over to Kumar Sangakkara by President Maithripala Sirisena at President’s official residence. President Sirisena stated that it is important to create a good society by eradicating drugs which has become a challenge in the recent past.
He went on to note that, during his trips with state leaders abroad, he managed to seek the assistance in order to combat the importation of drugs into the country and strengthen the drug eradication programme.
Veteran Cricketer Kumar Sangakkara stated that he is thankful for the invitation to carry out this initiative at a time where lives of youth have been destroyed and families have been separated.
He went on to note that they themselves should stop the use of drugs to bring up a generation of youth who are physically and mentally healthy. The Chairman of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board also presented a token of appreciation to the President for the contribution he has rendered in order to combat drug use in the country.
A book containing information with regard to programmes that were carried out within hundred days in relation to the anti drug campaign was also presented to the President during this occasion.
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