Video : President hopeful of a year devoid of poisonous substances.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the year 2014 should be transformed into a drug free year with a new vision.
He also asked to make a sacrifice to take the motherland towards its development goals by building a strong and healthy nation through consuming poison free foods.
The President was speaking at the inaugural ceremony to distribute 40 thousand land deeds to the beneficiaries in Mahaweli Divisions held at the Magam Ruhunu Pura International Conference Center in Hambantota this morning.
5000 Mahaweli land beneficiaries received their deeds under the first phase of the program.
To mark the event, 35 of them received the deeds from the President today.
The President also said that Mahaweli farmers contribute a bigger share for the country to become self sufficient in rice and the legitimate rights of a bloc of land is given to Mahaweli farmers in order to bring prosper to their lives.