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* Shortage of heroin supply in Sri Lankan capital and outskirts following election day shoot out
Sat, Oct 15, 2011, 10:20 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 15, Colombo: The heroin market in Colombo and suburbs is reportedly affected by the impact of the ill-famous October 08 election day shootout in which four persons including a senior official of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa's staff were killed and ruling party MP Duminda Silva was critically injured.

A local Sinhala newspaper The Divaina reported quoting police sources said the underworld figures who handled the drug business in the capital and its suburbs have gone hiding following the incident affecting the drug supply.

According to the report, the drug dealers are suspected to have close links with the injured MP Duminda Silva, who was a monitoring MP of the Defense Ministry and alleged of assassinating Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, Director General of Trade Union Affairs of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The newspaper quoting police sources said that the drug addicts were observed chaotic yesterday due to shortage of heroin in the underworld market.



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