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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 04.55 GMT

SLMA discusses curtailing alcohol and drug use with President
 

 

Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) yesterday pledged to assist President Mahinda Rajapaksa's initiative to reduce the alcohol and drug use in the country.

During a meeting with the President on Monday at Temple Trees, the SLMA has thanked the President and the Government for their efforts to build a healthy nation minimizing the alcohol and drugs use in the country.

The Association, commending the President's program to eradicate drug menace, has enlightened the President on the activities of its Sub Committee on the Control of Alcohol and Drugs and pledged to extend maximum cooperation to the President's program.

An in-depth discussion was conducted on the problems created due to alcohol and drug consumption and the remedies to alleviate the situation.

Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, Secretary to the Health Ministry Dr. Nihal Jayathilaka, Director General of Health Services Dr. Palitha Mahipala, President's chief of Staff Gamini Sedara Senarath were also present at the discussion.





 

 
 
   
   
     
   
   

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