Over 29,000 persons arrested in Sri Lanka in 2010 for drug offences

June 25, Colombo: National Board for Control of Dangerous Drugs (NDDCB)of Sri Lanka revealed today that 29,796 persons were arrested last year for offences related to dangerous drugs.

Addressing media on its latest report, a spokesman for the NDDCB said that of these persons 60 percent are over 30 years of age.

The majority of the arrested persons are from the Western Province, the Board said.

The NDDCB has organized a panel discussion to make the general public aware of “The Drug Problem and its Current Situation in Sri Lanka” at the Central Bank Auditorium, Sri Jayewardenepura Road, Kotte tomorrow (26) at 10:00 a.m.

The NDDCB is the primary government institution which discharges its functions with an aim to eradicate the drug menace from Sri Lanka.

It provides treatment to the drug dependents and rehabilitates them. Four Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres are being conducted under the purview of the Board throughout the country with the greater focus in Colombo, Kandy, Galle and Gampaha Districts.

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