Poisons, Opium, and Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill comes into effect

November 24, 2022 at 10:25 AM

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has endorsed the certification of the Poisons, Opium, and Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill which was passed in Parliament in October.

The Parliament of Sri Lanka stated that the Bill came into effect yesterday (23), as the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act No. 41 of 2022.

On 09th September, the Minister of Justice, Prisons Affairs and Constitutional Reforms submitted the said Bill to Parliament to amend the Poisonous Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance.

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 drugs. (NewsWire)