JVP: Hangman alone can’t tackle drug menace


Tilvin Silva addressing media yesterday

By Saman Indrajith

Implementing the death penalty alone would not help tackle the drug menace because narcotic cartels would continue to operate with the blessings of powerful politicos, the JVP said yesterday.

Addressing the media, at the Party headquarters in Pelawatte, JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said: Bringing back the hangman alone would not help eradicate the drug problem. We are not against the implementation of the law. But drug menace is not a problem that can be completely solved by hanging each and every person found guilty of dealing in narcotics.

JVP Central Committee Member Lakshman Nipunarachchi also addressed the press.


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