Nov 23, Colombo: The Speaker, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana today (23) endorsed the certificate on the Poisons, Opium, and Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill passed in the parliament on October 19th, 2022.
Accordingly the bill will come into effect as the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act No. 41 of 2022 from today (23)
On September 9th, the Minister of Justice, Prisons Affairs and Constitutional Reforms submitted the said Bill to Parliament to amend the Poisonous Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance.
The Poisonous Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance amends the law relating to Poisonous Opium and Dangerous Drugs. The amendment of this Act is expected to update and strengthen the existing law based on the needs arising from the time regarding the possession and use of the importation of drugs.