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Legal reforms to deal drug related issues - Defence Secy.

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Necessary legal reforms would be introduced soon to direct drug addicted minor offenders to rehabilitation  centres for curative measures, instead of retaining them behind prison cells for an extensive period, Defence Secretary Kamal Gunaratne yesterday.

“Seized narcotics in custody during operations would also be destroyed promptly, following judgements by the judiciary and forwarding samples for legal proceedings in order to prevent underhand dealings and abusing official powers”, he added.

Reasoning the measures, he said, “Bringing of culprits within the law enforcement and to the book, has uncovered the enemy within us”.     

Gen. Gunaratne (Retd) expressed these views while addressing the gathering at the inaugural ceremony of Nawadiganthaya (Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre) in Nittambuwa.

  Comments - 7

  • Lol Saturday, 30 January 2021 01:52 PM


    BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 30 January 2021 04:18 PM

    There are already adequate laws for this. It is common knowledge Politicians

    Ram Saturday, 30 January 2021 04:32 PM

    Test all Parliamentarians for drugs and include hem in the treatment

    Michael Ranasinghe Saturday, 30 January 2021 05:01 PM

    This guy is another Mike Tyson Infront of the Mike. Simple question . When you increase the quantity of narcotics in possession to 5gms to be punishable under law what law reforms are you talking about ?

    Buddhist Saturday, 30 January 2021 08:47 PM

    First catch the MPs and Ministers who are drug lords.

    Ranaweera Sunday, 31 January 2021 10:59 AM

    By doing this you will be alleged to have violated human rights sir. Better to leave those addicts in order not to disrupt business for the drug lords and bribes for human right activists.

    Roger Haĺliday Monday, 01 February 2021 05:33 AM

    All talk to impress the press.

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