The “No Alcohol Week” declared by the government in lieu of Vesak will commence tomorrow.
The week was declared jointly by the Ministries of Health, Public Administration & Home Affairs, Youth Affairs & Skills Development and Education.
Special awareness campaigns on reducing drug usage will also be held during this week.
This includes a program to make sure alcoholics remain indoors during the evening hours.
A statement released by the Ministry of Health requests families to gather together in a religious observance during this time.