Jan 21, 2016 (LBO) – President Maithripala Sirisena says he would save the country and the people from the drug menace, ignoring the income received by the government from the sale of drugs and tobacco.
Speaking at the concluding ceremony of the National Program for Drug Prevention held recently, the President said instructions have been given to establish separate units in all government institutions for the prevention and control of drugs.
“These units should have meetings once in three months and should fulfill a responsibility to convey a message to the society to prevent people from drug use”, the President said.
The President further said there were legal drugs which the government has granted licenses for and illegal drugs, and whether it’s legal or illegal, drug abuse does great harm to human lives.
“It is essential to prevent drug menace to build a disciplined country with a better economy. The government is working to face that challenge with the help of everybody”, the President further said.