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23rd November 2016 20:22:03 Hours

Psy Ops Launches Awareness on Drug Prevention

One more round of awareness programme on ‘National Drug Prevention Campaign’, organized by the Directorate of Psychological Operations got to a start at Sri Lanka Engineers (SLE), Regimental Headquarters on Wednesday (23) at SLE Regimental Headquarters in Panagoda.

A total of 20 SLE officers and 195 other ranks participated in the awareness programme.

Lecture assistance to the programme was provided by the Sri Lanka Army Mental Health Unit, Directorate of Legal and Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) with the coordination of the Directorate of Psychological Operations.

Lieutenant Colonel J.A.U.P.K Jayasooriya of Army Mental Health Unit and Major S.A Gunawardane of Directorate of Legal conducted lectures, together with Mr Pubudu Seram, Executive Director, Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC).

The island-wide drive, being launched at all Security Force Headquarter levels by the Directorate of Psychological Operations (Psy Ops) on the directions of the Commander of the Army to be in line with the President Maithripala Sirisena’s manifesto, ‘Compassionate Government, a Stable Country’, intended to free Sri Lanka of all intoxicants and reduce the usage of alcohol, tobacco and smuggled narcotics, etc, has already been launched in several Security Force Headquarters in the past few months.

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