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President Maithripala Sirisena said today there was a hand of international drug dealers behind Easter Sunday attacks.

Drugs are the easiest method to destroy a nation, the President pointed out while adding every citizen should perform his or her duty to free this country from illegal drug trafficking.

The President also believes that certain international organisations are attempting to intimidate Sri Lanka after the decision to re-enforce capital punishment against drug dealers.

Though the assistance of global entities is required for the development of a country, nobody has the right to interfere in the domestic affairs or the sovereignty of a nation, the President said. 

The President made these comments addressing the Western Province ceremony of the National Drug Prevention Week held at Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium today.

“Those who did not give their slightest support for the battle against eradicating drug menace during last four and half years are now trying to vilify me in the face of tough action now taken against drug kingpins,” he said.

He said he will demand answers from them on what they have done to safeguard the 300,000 youths who are addicted to drugs while they are in power or in opposition.

The President further said that he is leading the fight against the drug menace unheeded to life threats for the sake of the future generations.

The connection between illegal drug business and politicians is no secret and how many politicians do their duty to protect the nation against this threat is questionable, he said.

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  • Anmanpan Monday, 01 July 2019 04:48 PM

    The joker needs face the PSC and prove what he says!

    Abey Monday, 01 July 2019 05:05 PM

    Looks like the President is planning his next study tour holiday to catch the Columbian drug lord who is responsible for all our problems.

    Lord Wolfstein Monday, 01 July 2019 05:09 PM

    Even the biggest idiot can beat his nonsense

    Verabahu K Monday, 01 July 2019 05:15 PM

    What about your friends in Kassipu (illicit liquor ) and hora Arraku trades ? are these not illegal drugs? When will you start sending them to the gallows?

    Rp Monday, 01 July 2019 07:12 PM

    It’s better for my3 is to remain quiet.

    jaliya Monday, 01 July 2019 07:16 PM

    Now it has gone from the IS to Sri Lanka Thowheed Jamath (SLTJ) to Zahran’s group and now the international drug dealers. Does sirisena even know there was a series of explorations that killed nearly 350 people on Easter Sunday ?

    Jaffna Logic Monday, 01 July 2019 07:32 PM

    When the President makes a far-fetched statement like this, unless he supports it with hard evidence he would be ridiculed and end up loosing his credibility .

    Question MS Monday, 01 July 2019 09:27 PM

    CID -please question MS and trace the culprits. Our patriotic sinhala buddhists who accuse others will also be knowing very well who are behind these drug organizations and carrying out these attacks. We hope a new wave of disturbances aimed at these drug organisations will not rock the country resulting in their places of worship and homes being razed to the ground.

    xlntgson Monday, 01 July 2019 09:46 PM

    300 % moon shine -WHO

    Arosha Monday, 01 July 2019 10:05 PM

    Tell me Sirisena didn't try to spin the culprits of the Easter terrorist attack so that he can disguise incompetence around a conspiracy theory in which he becomes the victim and the hero at the same time

    George Harry Monday, 01 July 2019 11:48 PM

    Ranil Wickremasinghe, Ravikarunanayagam, Rajitha Senarathna, Asad Salley, Traitor Sarath Fonseka and many are supporting drug dealers because of their survival.

    W.Katugampola Tuesday, 02 July 2019 12:14 AM

    In this same speech you tried to put the blame on judiciary for passing the death sentence.and said that you are merely careening out their order. In my opinion you are a person who wants to do things but does not wants to take the responsibility. Shame on you president.

    Mahila Tuesday, 02 July 2019 02:05 AM

    Weerabahu K, Sorry, cannot do anything. They are all bedfellows, strange they may be and you must understand that.

    Dinesh Tuesday, 02 July 2019 02:08 AM

    He must go for a Psychiatric assessment.

    What a joke Tuesday, 02 July 2019 04:29 AM

    Is this joker on drugs?

    Andrew Silva Tuesday, 02 July 2019 04:40 AM

    What a pathetic figure, blame every one else for the terror attacks to show the world he is pure as a lily.

    JJ Tuesday, 02 July 2019 05:19 AM

    Question is what drugs are behind these wonderful comments...

    Aney Yako Tuesday, 02 July 2019 05:50 AM

    With statements such as these I'm beginning to think MS is on drugs. Where's the proof that drug dealers were behind the Easter Sunday bombings?

    Aney Yako Tuesday, 02 July 2019 05:50 AM

    With statements such as these I'm beginning to think MS is on drugs. Where's the proof that drug dealers were behind the Easter Sunday bombings?

    Sambo Tuesday, 02 July 2019 07:52 AM

    Well! Well! Our politicians don't care what they utter and later on go back on their words.


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