President Maithripala Sirisena made an observation visit to the youth rehabilitation center at Dalupotha in Negombo this evening. The President met the inmates of the rehabilitation center and had a mutual discussion with them.
They related their grievances and how they became victims of drug addiction. The President instructed the superintendent of the rehabilitation center and other officials how to show them the right path of life.
The President also stressed the need to prepare awareness programmes continuously to educate the young inmates in this center. The President said that economic and social development programmes should be implemented targeting these youth.
The President looked into the existing facilities of the youth and instructed the officials to increase the facilities. He also wished happy and prosperous New Year for the inmates.