I am not going to back drag from my decision to hang Narcotics smugglers, said the President Maithripala Srisena.
The President said this in the inauguration event of declaring the Anti Narcotics week, held at the Muliyawalai Vidyanantha Maha Vidyalayam yesterday.
The president also introduced a toll free Telephone number 1984 for reporting Organized crimes relevant to Narcotics.
Philippines Government had pledged support to eradicate the Narcotics and a group of Philippines officials will visit Sri Lanka soon for discussing ways and means to eradicate narcotics menace, he further said.
An Anti Drugs week have been declared from January 21 to 28. As a part of the this week, anti drug school week has been declared from 21st to 25th.
Further, more than 150,000 school students took and anti- drug oath yesterday morning prior to the declaration of the Anti- Drug week.