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The prevalence of drug related activities in Sri Lanka has increased in recent past and it has been recognized as an emerging social problem in the country. As a remedial action for controlling the situation, Sri Lanka Police has identified the necessity of modern equipment to detect large scale drug trafficking activities and the individuals under the influence of dangerous drugs.

Accordingly, based on the request of the Government of Sri Lanka, the Government of Japan has agreed to provide Japanese Yen 200 million (approximately Rs. 340 million) grant under the Japanese non-project grant aid scheme for provision of necessary equipment to strengthen the investigation and detection capacities of drugs and related anti-narcotic activities of Sri Lanka Police.

The Exchange of Notes pertaining to the above grant were signed by Mr. S. R. Attygalle, Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Economic and Policy Development on behalf of the GOSL and His Excellency Mr. Sugiyama Akira, Ambassador of Government of Japan on 13th July 2020 at the Ministry of Finance, Economic and Policy Development.

Ministry of Finance, Economic and Policy Development

Colombo 01      

On July 13, 2020.

 

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