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* Sri Lanka Marxists party seeks a parliamentary debate on the largest ever seizure of heroin
Sun, Dec 8, 2013, 11:00 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) plans to request a parliamentary debate on the largest heroin stock seized in Sri Lanka.

The party will hand over a letter requesting a parliamentary debate to the Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa next week.

The Pakistani and Sri Lankan nationals who were linked to the drug racket have been revealed of having a close relationship with the Prime Minister's staff.

The Prime Minister's office issued a letter to the Customs urging release of the containers that contained heroin before the contraband were detected.

Acting on a tip, in August Sri Lanka Customs officials discovered three containers with 260 kilo grams of heroin packed in grease tins and according to officials the haul is worth about 1.52 billion rupees.

The police have arrested a Pakistani national and three Sri Lankans.

Making a special statement in parliament, the Prime Minister said he had ordered his officers not to issue any letters on behalf of him.

The JVP says that the Prime Minister's statement in reply to JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayaka has contradictory content. The Prime Minister said the stock contained over 261 kilos in one instance and again said it contained over 131 kilos quoting Ministry of Defense.

JVP has demanded a parliamentary debate due to this situation, party sources said.

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