“New laws to curb organised crime” – Minister Ratnayaka

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Government is to bring in new laws to curb organised crime, Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka said.

He stated that the Government will introduce an Organised Crime Prevention Act to control drug trafficking as well. The Minister said the Police have already established an Organised Crime Division.

He was speaking at the launch of the Annual Report 2016 of the International Narcotic Control Board (INCB) at National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) on Thursday (09).

“The Government is determined to initiate a national drug prevention programme to eradicate distribution and use of drugs,” Minister Ratnayaka said, adding that a number of new programmes will be initiated, with public support, to make Sri Lanka a drug free country.

“No one can point a finger at a single organisation 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 our country, as challenges faced are different in every country,” he further stressed.

 

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