According to the instruction of the President Maithripala Sirisena, ‘April Pledge’ for a Drugs-Free Country was conducted on 03rd April 2019 at the Chief Secretary’s Secretariat, Kaithady. The Deputy Chief Secretaries – Finance and Administration, officials of the Chief Secretary’s Secretariat and the Ministry of Local Government gathered at this event.
As per the time schedule of the Presidential Secretariat, the National flag and the Provincial flag were hoisted R.Pathmanathan, Deputy Chief Secretary – Finance and Mrs. S.Mohanathan, Deputy Chief Secretary – Administration respectively.
The April Pledge in the Tamil Language was read by the Assistant Chief Secretary – Administration Miss. U.Tharshini and read over by the officials and the staff.
The inaugural ceremony held under the patronage of the President Maithripala Srisena at Independent Square, lively telecasted was watched on.
Deputy Chief Secretary – Finance delivered a brief message based on the current impacts of drugs amidst nation and the contributions and measures, ensuring by the government officials for creating a drug-free country. The event ended by 9.00 am.