Sri Lankans across the country took the 'Bakmaha Divuruma', a national pledge to eradicate the drug menace to confirm their total commitment to control and eliminate the illegal drugs from the country.
The inaugural event of this programme was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena today (03), at the Independence Square in Colombo, with the participation of the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, MPs and Heads of Tri-Forces. The public attended the ceremony in large numbers as well.
Those who gathered at the Independence Square pledged to commit themselves to make the country free of illicit drugs for the sake of the future generation, to successfully conduct drug prevention programmes, to take steps to shun drugs as an individual, and to contribute for the great collective efforts to free the Sri Lankan public from drug menace.
This event was live streamed through electronic media, and it was simultaneously telecast to institutions, public offices, schools and the general public.