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* Defense Secretary instructs Police to take tough measures to combat drug menace
Sat, Nov 23, 2019, 02:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 23, Colombo: The new Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Retired Major General Kamal Gunaratna has instructed the Police to take tough measures to combat the drug menace in the country.

The Defense Secretary chaired a special meeting with senior officers of the Police Narcotic Bureau at the Ministry, yesterday (22 November 2019).

Acting Inspector General of Police C D Wickramaratne and the Commanding Officer of the Police Special Task Force Senior DIG M R Latheef were also present at the meeting.

A number of important topics including combatting drug trafficking, public awareness and prevention were taken up for discussion at the meeting.

The Secretary issued necessary instructions to the Police to take tough measures to curb the drug menace from the country, the Ministry said.

 

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