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Singapore to provide technical assistance in curbing drug smuggling in Sri Lanka

24 January 2019 - 162   - 2

The Singaporean government today (Jan 24) agreed to provide technical assistance in curbing the smuggling of narcotics in Sri Lanka.

This was announced during a meeting with the Singaporean Minister of Social and Family Development, the Deputy Minister of National Development, Desmond Lee, and several other state officials involved in dealing with the prevention of drugs in Singapore.

The meeting took place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel today.

During the meeting President Maithripala Sirisena had requested for assistance to curb the usage of narcotics in Sri Lanka following which the officials had expresses willingness to pledge their support in this regard.

  Comments - 2

  • S.Sundaralingam Friday, 25 January 2019 06:42 AM

    Drug smuggling has become a great threat to Lankan society. Police in Sri Lanka is doing a wonderful job catching millions of worth cocaine and ganja while in transit. Looking at the amount of these drugs and locally produced kassipu which are detected daily all over the country. Are all the population becoming additive to these drugs. When a few grams of cocaine is only needed for individuals at one time, why is there large amounts of 96 kg brought here?. When Sri Lanka has only 22 million population. Is Sri Lanka becoming a drug distribution point ?

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    Molankan Saturday, 26 January 2019 09:13 AM

    Appreciable steps by Pres. MS is taking advice from all countries he visits in curbing this historical menace of narcotic drug trafficking in the country. It has become similar to famine it is an endemic disaster now and in the future too......drastic action should be taken.

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