Narcotics drug law must yield results - President | Daily News

Narcotics drug law must yield results - President

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday instructed Justice Minister Thalatha Athukorala to establish an enhanced legal framework and an operational structure to remove current impediments in the system to institute legal action and to mete out punishment against those in the narcotic drugs trade.

He said that the narcotics drug law should yield results paralyzing those who import them, trade, produce, keep or use them without any delay.

The President was speaking at an evaluation meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat on various legislations and resolutions pertaining to narcotics drug control and crime prevention.

He directed Justice Minister Athukorala to implement a fitting strategy for the purpose of instituting legal action against drug criminals pooling its resources with the Attorney General’s Department, the Government Analyst’s Department and the Police Department.

He asked the minister to ensure that stringent legal measures will be taken against those engage in the narcotics.



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