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Sri Lanka: Police officer for each school under new drug prevention program

Sri Lanka government is going to deploy a police officer for each school in the guise of a drug prevention program.

This program will  be launched to eradicate the drug menace from school children, stated the Ministry of Education, Ada Derana reports.

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. says the report.

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

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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