Sri Lankans confirmed their commitment to control and eliminate the illegal drugs from the country by pledging ‘The Bakmaha Divuruma’, the National pledge to eradicate the drug menace, on 03rd April 2019.
The inaugural event of the programme was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Independence Square in Colombo, with the participation of the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, ministers and members of parliament.
Governors, Chief Ministers as well as the Secretary to the President Udaya .R. Senevirathne, and secretaries to ministers, and other senior government officials, Heads of Tri Forces, Inspector General of Police, and the chiefs of security forces, were also gathered at the event. The public attended the ceremony in large numbers.
The new program of the Bakmaha Diuruma, the national pledge is a concept by HE President.