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    SLMA pledge support for Govt's Anti-Narcotic programme

    March 25, 2014

    The Sri Lanka Medical Association lauded the anti-Narcotic -programme mooted by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaka.

    The Sri Lanka Medical association in appreciation of the contribution that is being made by the President and the Government to achieve a country free of alcohol and drug use, thanked President Rajapaksa for the initiative at a meeting held between President Rajapaksa and the Sri Lanka Medical Council  at Temple Trees Tuesday morning.


    Their discussions dealt at length on the issues that have surfaced in society due to the use of drugs and alcohol. Attention was drawn to possible solutions to the issue. The President was briefed on the activities of the Sub Committee of the Sri Lanka Medical Association on the Control of Alcohol and drugs.


    President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the Government would do its utmost to reach the goal of eradicating the menace of drugs from Sri Lanka by 2015. {President Rajapaksa has already identified, saving the country s youth from the perils of the drug menace as his next humanitarian mission , following the success of the earlier one in which the Nation triumphed over terrorism.


    Minister Maithripala Sirisena, Chief of Presidential Staff Gamini Senarath, Health Secretary Dr. Nihal Jayatilake and Health Services Director General Dr. Palitha Mahipala were present at this meeting.


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