President vows to hang criminals running drug cartels from prisons



By Cyril Wimalasurendre

KANDY – President Maithripala Sirisena, yesterday, said, in Kandy, that he would sanction the implementation of the death sentence as regards the convicts who ran narcotics operations from prisons.

President said he would do so for the sake of the current and future generations.

The President was speaking at a function connected with anti-drug campaign of the Presidential Secretariat and the special Task Force at the Getambe Municipal grounds.

Minister Lakshman Kiriella, Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake and Provincial Council Minister Tilina Tennakoon were among those present.

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