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* Government committed to safeguard nation's children from drug menace - President
Sun, Oct 1, 2017, 08:00 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 01, Polonnaruwa: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today emphasized that the Government is committed to raise the nation's children as a knowledgeable and a virtuous generation and will take all necessary steps to ensure their protection and prosperity.

The President made this remark when he joined a drug prevention workshop held Sunday (Oct. 1) at Polonnaruwa Royal College. The workshop has been organized by Polonnaruwa Royal College, in coordination with Royal College, Colombo, to mark World Children's Day.

Speaking at the event, the President said the government is committed with dedication to save the country's children from the drug menace and has implemented a number of programs of national programs for this purpose.

The President, pointing out that drug dealers value money more than the children and in the past they were pursuing children by freely distributing drugs to them, said everyone in the society should pay attention to these issues to protect the children from drugs in the face of these challenging situations.

He noted that the best medium and the messenger to save the society from the drug menace, is the child.

President Sirisena said he instructed the Treasury to prepare the government revenues disregarding the income from tobacco and alcohol sales in order to build a future generation that is free of drug use, smoking and drinking.

The President also declared open the Child Care Center, built by the North Central Provincial Council near Thopawewa School, Polonnaruwa, at a cost of Rs. 40 million, today to coincide with the National Children's Day. The President enrolled the first child to the center.

Chief Minister of North Central Province Peshala Jayarathna and the Provincial Minister Sampath Sri Nilantha were also present at this occasion.

 

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