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Most construction site workers addicted to liquor, drugs

Around 80 per cent of labourers working at construction sites in the Colombo district are addicted to illicit drugs, Director, Presidential Task Force on Drug Prevention Dr.Samantha Kithalawaarachchi said.

He said there were around 10,000 labourers working at construction sites in Colombo.

Dr.Kithalawaarchchi was speaking at a media briefing at the Bishop’s House in Colombo to announce the details of the anti-drug protest march to be held under the leadership of His Eminence Most Rev. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo.

Dr.Kithalawaarachchi said that details have surfaced of both local and foreign labourers working at construction using illicit drugs and spending a large portion of their daily earnings to buy drugs.


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