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* Sri Lanka to enact new laws to curb organized crime
Sat, Mar 18, 2017, 10:48 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 18, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government plans to enact new laws to curb organized crime and drug trafficking, Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayake has said.

Speaking at the launch of the 2016 Annual report of the International Narcotic Control Board at National Dangerous Drugs Control Board recently the Minister said the government will introduce an Organized Crime Prevention Act to control drug trafficking and the Police have already established an Organized Crime Division.

He said the government is determined to initiate a national drug prevention program to eradicate distribution and use of drugs and a number of new programs will be initiated, with public support to make Sri Lanka a drug free country.

The Minister observed that no one can point a finger at a single organization related to issues pertaining to drug trafficking and the society as a whole should get involved in the process. "It is important to take measures that would suit to our country, as challenges faced are different in every country," he said.


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