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 Lankan movement demands implementation of the national drug policy
Sun, Jan 19, 2014, 10:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 19, Colombo: A movement in Sri Lanka will hold a protest campaign this week to demand the government to implement the national drug policy.

The People's Movement for the Rights of Patients (PMRP) has organized the protest on Friday (24) opposite the Fort Railway Station in Colombo.

Several other civic groups will also joined the PMRP in the protest campaign demanding the implementation of the National Medicinal Drugs Policy (NMDP) based on Prof. Senaka Bibile's proposals.

According to the Movement, a comprehensive draft for the drug policy had been approved by the Cabinet in 2005, and the NMDP is in the works for nearly 8 years but its implementation is delayed due to actions of persons with vested interests.

The Movement on Friday will distribute leaflets explaining the urgent need to implement the drug policies and the benefits it would bring to the people.

** Related Story :: Sri Lanka to introduce a National Drug Policy from March next year

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan President inquires into the problems at National Gems and Jewellery Authority
-- [4 hours ago]
Police question Sri Lanka Navy personnel on disappearances
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan motorbike riders banned from wearing face-covering helmets
-- [6 hours ago]
Japan, US, UK hopes for real change in Sri Lanka
-- [7 hours ago]
China's loans to Sri Lanka 'made upon consensus' at the request of government
-- [8 hours ago]
China's submarine docking in Sri Lanka according to international practice
-- [9 hours ago]
Bajaj Auto exports to Sri Lanka down this year, expects to normalize in March
-- [9 hours ago]
Fitch Affirms Sri Lanka Telecom at 'BB-''AAA(lka)', Outlook Stable
Sri Lanka asks UN, international community have faith in new government and support
Sri Lankan court dismisses petition filed by former Uva Chief Minister

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.