Parliament Calls for Public Input to Combat Growing Drug Problem
The Select Committee of Parliament tasked with urgently addressing and eradicating the escalating drug issue in the country has invited public proposals and opinions.
The establishment of this committee, formed to identify effective strategies for immediate control and elimination of the spreading drug problem, was initiated through a parliamentary motion passed on June 8, 2023, as disclosed by the Parliamentary Communications Department.
The committee, chaired by Minister of Public Security Tiran Allas and comprising 11 other Members of Parliament, was appointed by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena. Hansa Abeyratne, the Assistant Secretary General of Parliament, serves as the committee’s secretary.
Interested organizations wishing to submit their recommendations and perspectives on the methods required to promptly address and eliminate the growing drug issue in the country may do so by sending their proposals and views to the following address: “The Secretary, The Select Committee of Parliament, Parliament of Sri Lanka, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte,” or via email at [email protected].
The statement further outlined that all relevant views and proposals must be submitted on or before October 12, 2023.
Additionally, the committee expressed its intention to potentially hear oral testimonies from those submitting representations, where relevant parties and supporting documents would be summoned in due course for further examination.