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Five suspects including two US nationals and an Afghan national were arrested with over 90 kgs of heroin worth more than Rs. 1080 million, at a luxury housing scheme in Kollupitiya today. Pix by Nimalsiri Edirisinghe

 

 

 

 

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  • concern Tuesday, 22 January 2019 11:10 PM

    Now we know how our country came to the top for tourism.

    ICE Wednesday, 23 January 2019 09:00 AM

    Ha! Ha!! No need! Customs and the police know the answer. Perhaps a powerful Gov member is the sponsor. These raids are in line with the Mr. Presidents sudden core desire to bring an end to this. Buy again, once the elections are over, these raids will be gone. The way I see it, Prez is working hard, to show and cover up his unpopularity. At the same time it is a trick to fool us. The durg nonsense is a key for him to be re elected and the election is aimed for certain parties to form a Gov. Just sit back and watch (the reality)!!

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 23 January 2019 10:02 AM

    ICE - Absolutely correct.

    Smart Aleck Friday, 25 January 2019 11:53 AM

    Yes. Just an election stunt.

    Ram Wednesday, 23 January 2019 02:07 AM

    We often hear about large quantities of drugs recovered following painful investigations by Police. How the drugs are destroyed remains a mystery. I wonder if they return to the community via hidden channels

    Rasheed Wednesday, 23 January 2019 10:32 AM

    You are right, given back after political interference.

    Munsir Wednesday, 23 January 2019 04:57 AM

    Sri Lanka must find out where it come from and recall our embassy staffs to investigate.who knows whether heroine come in their consignment.!

    ed Wednesday, 23 January 2019 05:31 AM

    This is the ideal time for president sirisena to take action on these drug lords and instruck court to implement the death sentance after his trip to Philippines. Definitely Prime Minister Duarte will like that.

    Sambo Wednesday, 23 January 2019 07:27 AM

    Is this show off to satisfy the public. What's happening to all these drugs. Does it go back to the market through the back door. Why isn't it destroyed the very moment its confiscated. With todays technology you can video it for proof and then destroy it in public. Then we will believe its really happening. Not otherwise.

    Rednus Wednesday, 23 January 2019 10:16 AM

    This must be with ministers influential brought in as USA citizens no checking of luggage.Later minister will say "I do not know about this" same as Ravi K said I don't know how my wife n daughter bought the house in crescat building at cinemon grand (former hotel Lanka Oberoi)

    JOHN PRESCOTT Wednesday, 23 January 2019 03:09 PM

    There are rumors in Maldives, that former President Yameen Abdul Gayoom and his family in Sri Lanka is involved in this operation.


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