Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* 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.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Budget debate kick starts in Sri Lanka parliament
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka government says it will follow due process if it wants to amend the Constitution
-- [7 hours ago]
Central committee of Sri Lanka coalition party JHU meets to discuss whether to support the budget
-- [7 hours ago]
German tourist went missing in Sri Lanka jungle found safe
-- [8 hours ago]
Indian fishermen seek BJP leader's help to get Sri Lanka to release their boats
-- [9 hours ago]
Indian Tamil party leader accuses BJP government of openly aiding Sri Lanka
India issues stamp commemorating Sri Lankan Buddhist revivalist
INFOTEL ICT exhibition opens in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Navy Commander to leave for India tomorrow on an official visit
Sri Lanka's Northern Province CM's visit to India not yet decided

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.