Sri Lankan cricketer Sangakkara new Brand Ambassador for anti-drug crusade

Kumar Sangakkara

Aug 19, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s legendary cricketer Kumar Sangakkara has been appointed as the brand ambassador of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board on Wednesday at the President’s Official Residence.

Expressing his views, Sangakkara said that he will extend every possible support to eradicate the drug menace from society which destroys the lives of young people.

At the event, President Maithripala Sirisena said he would strongly take the drug prevention program forward, obtaining international support. He added that new technology will be utilized in this campaign.

The President further said that he will not hesitate to strictly implement legal provisions against drug dealers, irrespective of their social status.

He pointed out that the drug prevention program should pay special attention to children and should take effective measures to safeguard them from the drug menace. He said he would implement programs focusing on areas such as Jaffna, Batticaloa and Nuwara Eliya where the drug abuse is rampant.