Some public servants had today refused to take a “Nazi style” salute to mark the launch of a drug prevention national programme by President Maithripala Sirisena.
Taking to social media, some public servants said that they had received a letter from the President’s office requesting them to take the pledge today.
However they said they refused to take the “Nazi style” salute.
The drug prevention national programme titled “Mathin Nidahas Ratak” programme was launched today by President Maithripala Sirisena.
The President’s office said that the aim of the programe is to achieve economic and social prosperity for Sri Lanka while accomplishing sustainable development goals.
The President believes that the illegal drug trade, which has spread like a major menace, cannot be controlled only through taking illicit drugs into custody and that the time has come to eliminate the threat by implementing a broad attitude change. (Colombo Gazette)