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Colombo, Jan. 28 (Daily Mirror)- Police have been tasked with completely eradicating the underworld and narcotic drugs in the country by June 30, 2024, Public Security Minister Tiran Alles said.

He said the "Yukthiya" operation to crack down on the underworld and narcotic drugs will not be stopped whoever attempts to disrupt it.

"We launched the 'Yukthiya' operation to rescue the country from drugs and underworld activities. We planned this after studying the situation for a long time. A large number of drug dealers and criminals have been arrested by now, while some others are in hiding. We have given the target to the police to completely eradicate drugs and the underworld by June 30 this year. We request the public to provide information in their areas to the police without any fear or hesitation. We will act upon these information," he said.


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  • Boru hila Sunday, 28 January 2024 03:59 PM

    As usual Tiran talking rubbish. First catch the big players not the small street level dealers.

    Nodaking Sunday, 28 January 2024 04:02 PM

    Arrest a few small time crooks during the day for tv coverage and have dinner with the major drug barons at night.

    Eradicating Political Corruption Sunday, 28 January 2024 05:53 PM

    Any plans on eradicating corruption amongst some of your team of ministers

    Sokrates Sunday, 28 January 2024 05:55 PM

    What for a nasty piece of work that minister is. Alles knows very well that there will be no final success. He also knows which politicians control the drug business in Sri Lanka with the help of Tennakoon. Even if these corrupt scumbags weren't there, the drug problem can not be eradicated. Not even Ferdinand Marcos could do that with his death squads in the Philippines and even the DEA could not do it in the US. The entire operation is a major deception campaign to distract the population from the real huge grievances in Sri Lanka.

    Bongo Sunday, 28 January 2024 06:28 PM

    Maden ! we have heard this many times.

    Sambo Sunday, 28 January 2024 07:15 PM

    How about spreading the net towards the parliament as well to catch the big wigs?.

    Steve Sunday, 28 January 2024 08:17 PM

    What about the Ministers involved in the trade?

    A starving drug addict Sunday, 28 January 2024 08:43 PM

    Why wait till June 30 when Yuktiya Operation has already arrested over 50, 000 major drug dealers in Sri Lanka?

    joshua Sunday, 28 January 2024 09:28 PM

    go for it.

    Bernard Jayatilake Sunday, 28 January 2024 09:30 PM

    What about the drug lords operating from foreign soil snd the famous drug dealer who escaped to India immediately after being granted bail "by boat" amid naval presence and surveillance?

    Dillan Sunday, 28 January 2024 11:13 PM

    Please do something to impose ethics on srilankan lawyers.

    city Monday, 29 January 2024 06:04 AM

    agreed, specially with the YouTube voice cut lawyers and the language they use.

    Jude Monday, 29 January 2024 01:15 AM

    Drug menace cannot be eradicated as The political patronage involved, so far yukthiya operation failed to arrest single POLITICIAN And we all know number of politicians are the kingpins in SL drug trafficking!! And also in the drug trade.

    Tissa Fernando Monday, 29 January 2024 01:31 AM

    Very unrealistic target as usual. What will happen is that they will stop this operation on June 30. Sotherton drug dealers will go underground until thst time. Thereafter, they will come out again.

    Waco Monday, 29 January 2024 06:09 AM

    Police can not do any thing. Tell the big time Drug dealers in the parliament.

    Nihal S Monday, 29 January 2024 07:03 AM

    Any plans to catch the big players sitting in the parliament with you? Or are they not considered as 'underworld' figures - as everyone knows about them and they are freely moving?

    Sambo Monday, 29 January 2024 07:47 AM

    I will not forget to keep that promise written.

    Ahamed Monday, 29 January 2024 08:05 AM

    Can you eradicate it, without knowing and arresting the main heads?

    Concerned Monday, 29 January 2024 08:07 AM

    What you are doing is great so long as you catch the big shots involved in this. Without their help the small dealers cannot run the business. So catch the big fish and show us..it's about time.. just talking and giving deadlines won't do!

    Ima Monday, 29 January 2024 12:45 PM

    He seems announcing his drug dealer friends to have a break time till end of June,in return, after that , they can help in election by financing and utilizing thug labour for success of their kind minister’s man ,this is win-win game for drug dealers and corrupt politicians

    DOT Monday, 29 January 2024 03:17 PM

    Keep your good work. There is a significant results at ground level.

    Buddhist Monday, 29 January 2024 04:48 PM

    Is it going to be Tiran's golaya, Mahinda's golaya or Ranil's golaya, who will be the sole trader of drugs in SL after these raids?

    Jesus Tuesday, 30 January 2024 08:34 AM

    Legalize Medical Marujuwana. All devoloped countries are legalizing it. Will bring in lot of tourists to the country. For eg Bangkok was hit badly after covid..for special reason I can't mention why people go to Thailand (men). Now they legalized recreational ganja. Flooding of £$¥€ and tourists coming into the country to enjoy it.


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