On the instruction of the His Excellency the president and the request of Ministry of Defense, the function of National Drug eradication programme was celebrated today, the 1st of July in the Eastern Provincial Council. The secretary Mr.M.Gopalaretnam presented this awareness programme. The office staff and others participated in this function. The function was inaugurated by the secretary by hoisting the National flag & the Provincial flag was hoisted by the Asst.Secretary and With National Anthem. The Presidential speech was delivered by the Secretary of the Council and a presentation was given by Mr.Kirushoth and Miss.Asma. The vote of thanks was delivered by the Asst. Secretary Mr.A.G.M.Fazal.