President Maithripala Sirisena said he has given continuous leadership throughout his entire political career to prevent the destruction caused by the drug menace and although he signed the declaration to impose capital punishment on drug kingpins it was not possible to implement the decision to the opposition of concerned parties irrespective of their political views.

However, the country was able to reap many benefits of the drug prevention programmes initiated during last few years and the dastardly terror attack that carried out on April 21st is an cowardly attempt to dwindle our efforts to eradicate drugs, President said.

President made these comments at a ceremony held at Nalanda College, Colombo today (4).

The ceremony was organized to felicitate the Chairman of St. John’s Ambulance Association Sri Lanka and an old Nalandian Dr. Sarath Samarage.


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