Month: June 2019

Curtain fall on National Drug prevention week tomorrow with President as the Chief Guest

The island-wide National Drug Prevention Week under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena coinciding with the “International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” saw the completion of its final day successfully today (30). The main ceremony of the week long campaign will be held at Sugathdasa Stadium tomorrow (01July) with the participation of His…

6th day of National Drug Prevention Week today

Many programmes held island-wide today… Today marks the sixth day of the island-wide National Drug Prevention Week launched under the President Maithripala Sirisena in parallel to the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The sixth day of the programme was launched today (29th) with the participation of the college students, the University students,…

Corruption in purchase of drugs and equipment major problem in the health sector – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that the issue of large scale irregularities in purchasing medical drugs and modern medical equipment has become a major problem in the medical field. The President was speaking at the opening ceremony of the new ward complex at the Manampitiya Rural Ayurvedic Hospital yesterday (28) afternoon. The ward complex, constructed under…

5th day of National Drugs Prevention Week held successfully

Today marks the 5th day of the island-wide National Drugs Prevention Week launched under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in parallel to the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Several programmes were conducted in various parts of the island with a special focus on the rehabilitation of drug addicts. A public awareness…

Very important for all the children to have a good education to create a peaceful and disciplined country – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that it is very important to provide a good education for all the children of the country to build a disciplined and peaceful country where all communities are living. The President made this observation when he declared open the new three storied building at the Thambala Al Hilal Muslim College in…

Capital cure for crime!

The logic behind reviving the death sentence India, the land of the Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi, Apostles of Nonviolence, took the hard decision in 2012 to hang Ajmal Kasab, the hardcore terrorist of Lakshar-e-Taiba militant organisation responsible for the killing of 72 innocent civilians in the Mumbai terror attack. Furthermore, the most affluent and powerful…

To protect future of the country & future generation, death penalty should be enforced against drug traffickers – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says to protect the future of the country as well as the future generation, the death penalty should be enforced against the drug traffickers while preventing the illegal drug trade that spread day by day destroying lives of thousands of young people including the school students and university students. President Sirisena said…

It is the responsibility of every Minister to commit themselves to develop their respective districts – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says it is the responsibility of every minister to implement necessary development projects in their respective districts utilizing allocated funds. The President made these remarks participating at the progress review meeting on the development programmes carried out in  Polonnaruwa district held at the Polonnaruwa District Secretariat, today (27). President Sirisena pointed out…

Series of special programmes conducted island-wide to mark 4thday of National Drug Prevention Week

A  series of special programmes were organized island-wide with the participation of the security forces for the fourth day of the National Drug Prevention Week  launched under the guidance of the President with the aim of creating a drug free country, in parallel to the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The launch…

A strong battle against the drug menace is needed to build a prosperous and better country – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says drugs are one of the main causes behind the increase of poverty among people and a strong battle against the drug menace is needed in the process of building a prosperous and a better country. The President also said that he has already implemented the necessary process in this regard, addressing a…

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