President Wins International Award In Recognition Of Anti-Drug Campaign: Presents Award To Kuppiyawatte Bodhananda Thera

President Maithripala Sirisena who was given a special award in recognition of his relentless campaign to eradicate the drug menace in Sri Lanka handed over the award to the founder President of Mithuro-Mithuro Sansadaya Ven. Kuppiyawatte Bodhananda Thera for his services in the anti-drug campaigns.

This award, which was given by the Anti-Drug Non-Governmental Organizations Conference held in Macao in China on November 2017, was handed over to President Sirisena yesterday (2nd Jan.) at the Presidential Secretariat by President of the Federation of Anti-Drug NGOs, Sarath M. Samarage.

President Sirisena’s leadership for anti-drug campaigns, his decision to eradicate drugs and tobacco use in Sri Lanka by 2020 and the efforts taken to achieve this objective and steps taken to make people aware of the drug menace and to propagate Buddhist ethical values in the society came for high appreciation of the international anti-drug campaigners.

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