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A group of eight students of several leading international schools in Colombo were arrested by the Kollupitiya police on Christmas day for allegedly smoking marijuana at a leading shopping mall in Colombo.

The arrest was made following a tip off that a group of students were smoking marijuana.

The teenagers had told the police they were friends of a leading social media network and decided to meet following online chats via mobile phones. The Colombo Fort Acting Magistrate released the suspects on surety bail of Rs.50,000 each.   (Lakmal Sooriyagoda)

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  • Jinn Friday, 27 December 2013 06:41 AM

    Whats wrong in Smoking Marijuana, Its being legalized in US States and in part of Europe.

    The Police only knows to arrest the innocents and keep a blind eye on big fishes, who imports Heroin with Grees.

    vijay Sunday, 29 December 2013 12:00 AM

    Ganja is good. Legalize it

    channa Friday, 27 December 2013 08:55 AM

    please go and check your brain. Marijuana is still a nasty drug . looks like you already had one

    Dee Friday, 27 December 2013 08:55 AM

    ah great!, the dudes whould have felt like in Heaven!

    Sonali De Silva Friday, 27 December 2013 08:36 AM

    I have not heard of anyone wasting away by smoking marijuana. Also it is not addictive like heroin or meth. Having said so does not mean that one should use it in public places. This is such a controversial subject that you need a debate to weigh its pros and cons.

    raj Friday, 27 December 2013 08:25 AM

    Marijuana is used Ayurveda for a long time in Sri Lanka. It not some thing which came from outside.

    reality Friday, 27 December 2013 08:17 AM

    What has religion got to do with it and perhaps it was home grown, not all evil comes from overseas............

    asoka abeywardena Friday, 27 December 2013 08:05 AM

    If Casinos, Heroin and Ethanol is allowed, why not Marijuana...??? After all its a real stress reliever...

    Concerned citizen Friday, 27 December 2013 08:04 AM

    What else the international schools are for if they didn't do that?

    lankan Friday, 27 December 2013 07:54 AM

    we dont need to follow US and Europe in every aspect

    Mr. Palliyaguru Friday, 27 December 2013 06:45 AM

    Illegal Narcotics Industry, the only developed industry in the country today.

    Mm Friday, 27 December 2013 04:45 AM

    Schools may be international but the students are local!! The effects of container loads released without demurrage!!!!

    Andrew Pitugala Friday, 27 December 2013 06:04 AM

    It is a very serious matter. It is a crime to smoke Marijuana but it is not a crime to supply it.

    Andrew Pitugala Friday, 27 December 2013 06:02 AM

    Why not arrest the drug dealers protected by powerful persons

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 27 December 2013 05:56 AM

    High Fidelity "kicks" 4 X-mas!! Pity the parents.

    cool.. Friday, 27 December 2013 05:55 AM

    Parents send these buggers International schools to smoke Marijuana... hehehe

    shane Friday, 27 December 2013 05:46 AM

    who brought these stuff into this Buddhist nation?

    lankan Friday, 27 December 2013 05:45 AM

    Good work CIS

    chacra Friday, 27 December 2013 05:27 AM

    What is the leading social media network?
    In Sri Lankan Media are not fully report the news. I don't know why these called news. :-(

    Bush Friday, 27 December 2013 05:08 AM

    Soon after Casinos arrive, we will have a Spliff Zones around them and then who is going to control the kids???

    AJ-DXB Friday, 27 December 2013 12:00 AM

    weed is good but in not in public via DM Android App


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