Temperance society has contributed immensely for unending struggle of independence. Laymen and Buddhist clergy alike voluntarily dedicated to render services for the quest for independence.
The excise act which was brought forward under the patronage of English was adopted in the constitutional assembly on April 7th 1909. The national leaders emphasized that the consequences of the act would bring immense damage to the island nature.
The national leaders started to protest against the widely spread taverns throughout the country. Anagarika Dharmapala emerged as the most prominent Buddhist leader from the rest of the leaders. one of the prime objectives was to fight against the excise act.
With the rapid growth of addictives to narcotics among school children more drastic measures than the temperance society was called for.
Participants – students of grades 6 – 11 and their parents.
Recorded speech delivered in Sinhala & English by Janidu Randil and let all the students listen to it.
Aims of the programmes –
Chief Organizers – Anti narcotic unit of D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo 07.
To create a school system devoid of abuse, addiction of liquor and narcotics.
To take steps to reduce or alleviate abuse and addiction to narcotics by educating mediation and promotion.