President capable of ushering liquor, drug free nation - Mahanayake
President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was able to defeat terrorism and
restore peace has the capability to usher in a liquor and drugs free
nation through his Mathatathitha program, said Most Ven. Tibbotuwawe Sri
Sumangala Mahanayake Thera of the Malwatte Chapter.
Persuasion alone will not help to overcome the liquor, drugs and
tobacco menace unless there is strict enforcement of the law, he said.
The prelate expressed these sentiments when the new Commissioner
General of Prisons Maj. Gen. V.R. Silva called on him at his Malwatte
Viharaya in Kandy and received his blessings.
The prelate who noted that a large number of drug addicts had been
sentenced to jail in recent times, said they should be afforded proper
guidance in prison to wean them away from the drug habit.
The Commissioner General also called on the Most Ven. Galagama Sri
Aththadassi Anunayake Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter at the Asgiriya
Viharaya and received his blessings.