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
United States to assist Sri Lanka in landslide rescue and relief efforts
-- [3 hours ago]
Commonwealth Secretary-General conveys his solidarity and condolences to Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
Tamil Nadu CM condemns Sri Lankan court's 'unjust' conviction, says evidence fabricated
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan court sentences 5 Indian and 3 Sri Lankan fishermen to death for heroin trafficking
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Opposition Leader to visit landslide affected people tomorrow
Sri Lanka Appellate Court rejects the petition against Tamil National Alliance
Ministry of Health to conduct a census on Sri Lanka's psychiatric patients
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Supreme Council meets to discuss presidential election
Sri Lanka Catholic Church call upon all Catholics to help the landslide affected people
Sri Lankan President visits landslide affected village

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.