Dangerous Drugs Amended Act takes effect today | Sri Lanka News


The Poisons, Opium, and Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill passed in Parliament on October 19 shall come into effect as the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act No. 41 of 2022 from today (23).

The amendment comes into effect following Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane endorsing the certificate on the Bill today.

On September 9, Justice Minister submitted the Bill to Parliament to amend the Poisonous Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance.

The Ordinance amends the law relating to Poisonous Opium and Dangerous Drugs. 

The amendment of this Act is expected to update and strengthen the existing law based on the needs arising from the time regarding the possession and use of the importation of narcotic drugs.

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