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* Sri Lanka to introduce a National Drug Policy from March next year
Mon, Dec 23, 2013, 09:38 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 23, Colombo: The Health Ministry of Sri Lanka will implement the much awaited National Drug Policy from March next year.

Secretary of the Health Ministry Dr. Nihal Jayathilaka said Ministry has completed its final observations on the draft bill of the National Drug Policy.

The draft bill will be submitted to the Legal Draftsman following a meeting on December 31.

Dr. Jayathilaka said that while a few vital provisions have been incorporated into the draft bill, the Legal Draftsman will also make clarifications to the provisions.

The Legal Draftsman will hand over the bill to the Attorney General and the final draft of the National Drug Policy will then be presented to the Cabinet of Ministers for approval in February next year.

According to Dr. Jayathilaka, the policy will therefore be implemented next March.

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