17 youths arrested at Facebook party in Matara

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Seventeen youths, including an actress, were arrested early morning yesterday while they were using cocaine and unidentified drug tablets in two hotel rooms in Polhena, Matara after a Facebook party at another hotel in Mirissa.

More than 1500 people have participated in the Facebook party and these 17 youths had gone to the Polhena hotel while the party was still going on.

The party which had been planned to be held till Sunday evening had abruptly been stopped after the word spread about the arrest of these 17 men and women, police said.

Police apprehended 1.55 grams of cocaine and 250 milligrams of an unidentified drug from the arrested youth which include an AL student of a school in Matara.

Others are residents are from Matara, Colombo, Panadura, Ja-Ela, Mabole and Wattala according to police. They are to be produced before the Matara Magistrate today.

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  • SL Monday, 04 March 2019 10:56 AM

    Once addicted no stops and it is almost irreversible. its elders responsibility to have strict low and order inside home then at schools and the public places.if not we will soon have lots of walking dead in this country!

    Sadique Salih Monday, 04 March 2019 02:59 PM

    Sorry but that's just ignorant. Current addiction studies equate a lack of connection to addiction. Successful drug policies are designed to assist people in overcoming their dependcies through assistance and empathy. How does strict law and order help build connections and create empathy? It usually does the opposite. These laws seem more to do with creating news to distract people from other topics, than helping our country.

    Arnold Monday, 04 March 2019 11:34 AM

    Time to ban facebook

    Roshanaly Monday, 04 March 2019 11:59 AM

    It will not stop the use of drugs. Actually with the help of facebook only Police were able detect more unfamiliar drugs.

    Shafraz Monday, 04 March 2019 04:09 PM

    If you ban Facebook they will make group in WhatsApp then what ?

    Harin Monday, 04 March 2019 05:28 PM

    Not to ban Facebook it's time for the parents to be parents not just loitering after leaving the children in schools and not dating the fathers or mothers of other children.

    Mpris Monday, 04 March 2019 05:38 PM

    Facebook has nothing to do with these parties. Anyone can advertise events or create an event on FB. Then if you apply the same logic if I call or sms to invite friends to a party would that be a Dialog or mobitel party?


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