By Hishan Welmilla
Colombo. Sri Lankan 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 drug and tobacco.
President made this remarks at the concluding ceremony of the series of the programs of the “Drug Free Country”, the National Program for Drug Prevention held today on January 19 in Colombo
“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 instructions have been given to establish separate units in all government institutions for the prevention and control of drug. 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”, President Maithripala Sirisena added
The President further said that the existence of legal drugs which the government has granted licenses, and on the other hand illegal drugs pose a major challenge to us as well as it is a social problem. He also said that whether it’s legal or illegal, drug abuse does a great harm to human lives.