Police officer for each school under new drug prevention program

Police officer for each school under new drug prevention program

February 18, 2020   05:39 pm

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A special program will be launched to eradicate the drug menace from school children, stated the Ministry of Education.

The program is a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka Police and the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board.

Under the program, interested parents or past pupils of each school will be employed as representatives of the relevant school to educate the children on the drug menace. These representatives will be given special training by the Sri Lanka Police.

Further, arrangements will be made to deploy a police officer to each school for monitoring and coordination of the process.

Additionally, a special hotline (0777-128 128) was also introduced to report any drug-related activities or offenses that occur within school premises or in the vicinity.

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