Drug Prevention March 16

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the Commissioner General of Excise to take immediate action to close down the liquor shops existing within 500 meters of schools, temples and other religious places of worship, which has been established in violation of the rules of the Excise Ordinance Act.

The President made this instruction at a meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat with the members of the Joint Narcotic Prevention Authority. The government in its narcotic prevention programme has focused special attention on rehabilitating those who are addicted to narcotics. The President also gave instructions to formulate necessary rules and regulations for rehabilitating the narcotic addicts.


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