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The Singaporean Government agreed to introduce the technical knowledge for the prevention of narcotic drugs and to assist the drug prevention program initiated by President Maithripala Sirisena, the President’s Media Division said.

A meeting held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel yesterday between President Sirisena and Singaporean Minister Desmond Lee and the officials of the departments dealing with the prevention of drugs in Singapore. They have agreed to extend support to the programmes to eliminate and prevention of drugs in Sri Lanka.

Accordingly, a special team of officials from Singapore will arrive in Sri Lanka shortly to provide assistance for the programme conducted by Sri Lanka to prevent and control drug trafficking. The officers made detailed descriptions to the President on the tackling of drugs and the national programs conducted by that country on preventing illegal drugs smuggling. The President was briefed about the current programs conducted by several Ministries of Singapore to eradicate drugs.

The President also explained about the national level programs conducted by Sri Lanka in eradicating the drugs, which has become a severe problem to the country. To appreciate the police officers who are dedicating to prevent drug smuggling and control and eradicate drugs, a function to present them Presidential Awards will be held next week, said the President.

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  • Nilhan Jayawardene Friday, 25 January 2019 11:19 AM

    No need technical expertise, Only thing needed is to implement the law correctly. Politicos stay out w/o interfering.

    Mm Friday, 25 January 2019 12:38 PM

    Drug trafficking is already out of control in Sri Lanka so many drug mafia related shootings on a daily basis. Bring in the death penalty for traffickers.

    leeQuanYou Friday, 25 January 2019 02:16 PM

    before drugs can singapore experts send over the bank robber hiding in singapore?

    Marcian Chris Friday, 25 January 2019 02:28 PM

    GMOA please note that a special team of officials will be arriving in SL to help eradicate the drug menace in here. Why don't you take up cudgels against this as this in violation of your principles in getting down outsiders to do our work here?

    SL Friday, 25 January 2019 05:02 PM

    if you are in the construction industry you may know what GMOA says is true. The entire industry is slowly going to be controlled by Chinese.So ,we need to protect our industry while letting others to come in.this happens in every part of the world but in this country!

    ME Friday, 25 January 2019 07:53 PM

    Hello....we just let "24 major drug traffickers" get out of the country. Oh, I guess we were little too late for the "Singaporean technical expertise"!!!


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