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UNODC ready to help Lanka combat maritime drug trafficking

Dilshan Tharaka

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said it was ready to assist Sri Lanka in combating maritime drug trafficking, organized crime and terrorism.

This was said at a discussion Attorney General Dappula De Livera and several officials of his Department had with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Chief and UN Maritime Expert on International Drug Trafficking Organized Crime and Terrorism on international drug trafficking, organized crimes and terrorism.

Attorney General’s Coordinating Officer State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne told the media that, on the sidelines of these discussions, they also discussed about the issue of international drug trafficking and related issues, as well as related issues to terrorism and other organized criminal activities and related legal issues affecting region. During those discussions, the Attorney General has paid close attention to the dangers and implications of international crimes against Sri Lanka, she said. Further, she added that the European Union (EU) and Germany are also ready to provide financial assistance to Sri Lanka to combat maritime drug trafficking, organized crime and terrorism.