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President says a war similar to routing terrorists should be carried out to save the country from drug racketeers

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By ITN News Editor January 28, 2019 19:36

President says a war similar to routing terrorists should be carried out to save the country from drug racketeers

President Maithripala Sirisena has pointed out that a war similar to that of the battle waged to rout the brutal terrorism that plague the country for thirty years had to be carried out to save the nation from the ruthless drug peddlers. The President was addressing the Presidential Awards ceremony to recognize Police Officers who committed themselves for the success of the concept a country free of drugs and police officers who showed exceptional skills in conducting drug eradication raids.
The function for the recognition of the Police Officers who rendered an uphill task to crackdown on the drugs racket began at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The theme song of a drugs free country was launched at the commencement of the ceremony at the Indoor Stadium. The awards were presented under three categories.
The Presidential Police Hero Medal was awarded to 15 Police Officers.59 Police Officers were presented with Police Skill Medals and while the others were awarded with Presidential recognition certificates.
Addressing the function, President Maithripala Sirisena said that the war heroes ended the war that lasted for 30 years routing the brutal terrorists. He mentioned that similar to the war waged during that period, another war had to be waged to rid the country of drugs. The members of the security forces as well as the Police had won war against the Prabhakaran. In a similar manner President Maithripala Sirisena called on them to undertake this task of freeing the country from the drugs menace through dedication for the future in the name of the nation and on behalf of the generations to come portraying the talents and skills displayed in the war against the terrorists.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 28, 2019 19:36

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