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::

* New unit of Sri Lanka police to fight drug menace
Thu, Jul 10, 2014, 10:31 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Headquarters will set up police intelligence units at police stations across the island to speed up the campaign to eliminate the drug menace, Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said.

The new units would function under a Police Inspector with direct supervision of the Police Superintendent.

The Intelligence Units will compile databases on all the drug smugglers and distributors arrested and charged during the last five years. They will also record lists of drug offenders and the persons convicted as well as those who are enlarged on bail, the Spokesperson said.

The units will also conduct operations against drug smuggling and narcotics criminals. These will be in addition to the other drug raids conducted by police stations, the Spokesman added.

Sri Lankan authorities have expressed concern that record hauls of illegal drugs seized by police and Customs recently pointed to a new smuggling operation using Colombo as a transshipment location.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
India fully supports Sri Lankan government policies - Minister Swaraj
-- [6 minutes ago]
India, Sri Lanka discuss preparations to begin negotiations on the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement
-- [45 minutes ago]
Largest cruise liner MS Rotterdam to call at Sri Lanka's Hambanthota Port
-- [7 hours ago]
Indian External Affairs Minister briefs Sri Lankan President on Joint Commission meeting outcomes
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Navy participates in International Fleet Review 2016
Korean assistance to develop Sri Lanka's fishing industry
UN Human Rights chief arrives in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan government plans to award dual citizenship to 10,000 expatriates
Court orders medical report on Cecile Kotelawala
United States committed to help Sri Lanka to achieve its worthy goals

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.