Thalatha concerned over Dubai arrests
2019-02-12 at 17:09
Minister of Justice and Prison reforms Thalatha Athukorala has expressed her disappointment over an incident where a group of Sri Lankans were reportedly arrested in Dubai with narcotics.
Speaking during an event in Kahawatta Minister Athukorala expressed her disappointment over claims that several police officers and prison officials were among those arrested.
The Minister noted even though the war was defeated Sri Lanka was made a hub for drugs and human smuggling by 2014.
Minister Athukorala stressed Sri Lanka was improving daily but that has changed and the country is experiencing a decline.
The Justice Minister said the possession of 2 grams of heroin or engaging in the drug trade as a business is an offence that will hand one the death penalty but some are not aware of it.