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By Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera


UNP MP Mohanlal Grero revealed in Parliament today that schoolchildren have been addicted to certain narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances made available to them in the form of hair gel and Ayurvedic pills.

MP Grero said that schoolchildren get the psychotropic effect once they apply it on their head.

“Recently, I conducted a survey on schoolchildren at six schools in the coastal areas of Dehiwela and Mt. Lavinia. I noticed even Grade 5 or 6 children chewing babul which is a kind of narcotic. It is available to them in the form of betel and arecanut,” he said.

He was speaking during the Debate on the Regulations under the Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.  Mr. Grero said the schoolchildren sometimes use such items sold to them as Ayurvedic pills.

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  • citizen1 Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:34 PM

    Oh yes. this totaly makes sense. Now will anyone using gel on their hair be arrested? Please do give us advanced notice.

    Lanka karuna Wednesday, 18 August 2010 05:24 PM

    Thank you, Mr. Grero! This is a serious situation!

    Yeti Wednesday, 18 August 2010 12:15 PM

    Oh, this is a new one. Ban hair gel at once!!!!

    Herman Munster Wednesday, 18 August 2010 12:24 PM

    these are the kind of topics that must be discussed and take action in the parliament, without useless bana talk and fighting all the time.

    xlntgson Thursday, 19 August 2010 10:12 AM

    Advanced technology! Who knows what next? It's better to stop giving pocket money or allowances to school children apart from what is sufficient. Should spy them on their spending style, no other choice!

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 18 August 2010 12:56 PM

    So that is how our own "Gel" Wimal survived that infamous "Death Farce" : thanks to the drug Gel.

    Dalous Puta Wednesday, 18 August 2010 01:15 PM

    The Main man out of the ministry these days. If Government be strick with the man lot of these will stoped. He is the main delar in these people in colombo know all that.

    lankaputha Wednesday, 18 August 2010 01:28 PM

    lemon puff.. not lemon gel

    DHA Thursday, 19 August 2010 07:35 AM

    Wow...this is indeed an issue which needs to be seriously taken into consideration....its our new generation we are taking about....


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