Mar 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's tri forces and police will have a more comprehensive role in the President's anti-drug campaign from next month with extra powers granted to them to eliminate the drug menace from the country.
President Maithripala Sirisena said after April 3 the Police and Tri Forces will have increased cooperation in the campaign for eradication of illicit drugs as well as in measures to control and strengthen rehabilitation process.
He said this at a meeting held with the Governors of provinces at the Presidential Secretariat on Friday (March 08) where discussions were held on efforts to save the youth from the drug scourge and proposed preventive programs including "Sujatha Daruwo".
Addressing the governors the President said it is important to educate the school children, health, state administration, sports sector, private sector and other relevant sectors in this regard.
The President briefed the Governors on the national level anti-drug programs to be launched on April 3 with the active cooperation of the Ministries of Health, Public Administration and Sports.
The inaugural program will be held at 8.00 am on the 3rd of April at the Independence Square. A special charter declaration will be made on that day by the participants of different sectors. Anti-drug pledge, "Bakmaha Diviruma" will be taken by the entire country including school students in their schools and public servants in their offices.