SB knows who supplies drugs to his electorate

by Cyril Wimalasurendre

KANDY – Social Empowerment and Up-country Development Minister S. B. Dissanayake, addressing a meeting at the Kandy district Secretariat, said he knew who the principal supplier of drugs to Hanguranketa was, but it was rather difficult to arrest him.

The supplier owned motor vehicles and a palatial house, Minister Dissanayake disclosed.

Dissanayake made this revelation responding to a statement by DIG Mahinda Ekanayake that the use of drugs in Central Province was on the increase.

Police are alert but still the use of drugs and sale were increasing in the Province, DIG, Ekanayake said.

Central Provincial Council member Shanthini Kongahage said that consumption of drugs in Pathahewahata was rapidly increasing.

There was an expanding market for narcotics at Kandahandiya and Maikpitiya in Pathahewaheta, Kongahage said, adding that response of the Talatuoya police station to drug menace was not satisfactory.

Parliamentarian Lucky Jayawardana, Chief Minister Sarath Ekaanayake, Kandy District Secretary H. M. T. Hitisekara and Kandy Municipal Commissioner Chanda Tennakoon were present.

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