The 17th awareness campaign on Prevention of Drug Abuse was conducted in the 18th October 2019 at “Raja Rani Hall”, Point Pedro Northern Province Sri Lanka.  110 students from Grade 12 along with 12 teachers actively participated in this awareness programme.


The panel made of representatives from the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB), Alcohol & Drug Information Centre (ADIC), and others presented on four topics to the attendees.  The topics were Drugs and Youth, Alcohol and Drugs –The adverse impact, Drugs of Abuse –Sources & Demand Reduction and HIV/AIDS & STDs respectively.


Five winners were selected from the 32 entries to the Posters Competition and received cash prizes.


Point Pedro Urban Council Chairman Mr. J. Iruthayarajah who provided the venue facility & the Urban Council Secretary Mr. P. Rameshwaran not only graced the opening ceremony but remained throughout the programme extending all possible support toward the success of the event.


Mr. I. Illankovan, Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr. N. Kanthathasan, Deputy Director of Education (Ministry), Mr. Y. Raveenthram, Zonal Director of Education, Vadamaarachi, Mr. U.Sureshkumar, Zonal Deputy Director of Education Vadanaarachi & Mr. Croos, Asst Manager, Hatton National Bank, Point Pedro extended their fullest co-operation.


This program is a joint initiative between Rotary and Lions in Sri Lanka and funded by Rotary Club of The Hills-Kellyville thru a District Grant.


Here is the link to the photographs -