Justice Minister inspects rehabilitation centre for drug addicts | Daily News

Justice Minister inspects rehabilitation centre for drug addicts

Justice Minister Ali Sabry, PC, on the inspection tour of the drug  addicts’ rehabilitation centre at the Weerawila Open Prison Camp.
Justice Minister Ali Sabry, PC, on the inspection tour of the drug addicts’ rehabilitation centre at the Weerawila Open Prison Camp.

Justice Minister Ali Sabry, PC, said he considered drug addicts, smugglers and distributors as far more dangerous than even the late terrorist leader Prabakharan.

He expressed the above views when he engaged in an inspection tour to inquire into the operations of the rehabilitation centre for drug addicts which is being maintained within the premises of the Weerawila Open Prison Camp.

The Minister looked into the ‘Ama Divi Ridma’ programme which is being implemented to rehabilitate drug addicts and re-introduce them into society.

The Minister paid special attention to the prison hospital, hostels of the detainees and other common facilities provided for them, during his inspection visit.

Minister Sabry instructed prison officials to provide required facilities for detainees undergoing rehabilitation and to take all steps necessary to re-introduce to society these former drug addicts who have been rehabilitated so that they will not go back to drug addiction and will become persons who will benefit the country.

Speaking to the young people who are under rehabilitation at this centre, the Minister said that since the youth are the future of the country, young persons taking drugs is a massive crime and it not only affects the family unit but society as well.

“Since drug addicts are victims, the present Government has identified drug racketeers and dealers and will act to rehabilitate victims while punishing racketeers and those who distribute drugs and eradicate the network involved in distribution,” the Justice Minister said. The Centre for the Rehabilitation of Drug Addicts in Weerawila is rehabilitating youth between the ages of 22 and 30 and their rehabilitation programme is being implemented in three phases.


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