The ‘Janapathi Prashansa’ awards ceremony to felicitate Police officers who played a major role in making the concept of ‘Mathin Nidahas Ratak’, a success will be held tomorrow (28) at 10.00 a.m. at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium.
The awards ceremony will be held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. Nearly 1,034 Police officers who were actively involved in dangerous drug raids and prevention activities during the period from January 14, 2015 to January 14, 2019 will be felicitated on the occasion.
Awards will be given under three categories and accordingly, 15 officers will be awarded with the Presidential Medal of Police Gallantry, 59 officers with Sri Lanka Police Gallantry Medal and the rest with Janadipathi Prashansa certificates.
A series of programmes were conducted during last two weeks under the theme of Surakshitha Hetak – Maithri Palanayak and this awards ceremony has been organised as a part of that.
According to the Maithri Palanayak – Sthawara Ratak (Compassionate or Maithri Governance – a stable country) concept of President Maithripala Sirisena social, economic and cultural background has been created to make a drug free Sri Lanka.
Under the supervision of President Maithripala Sirisena, the Presidential Task Force on the Prevention of Drugs was appointed to reduce the manufacturing, transportation and marketing of illicit drugs by 80 percent by 2020.