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Sri Lanka seeks international assistance to tackle drug smuggling

The Sri Lankan government is seeking foreign assistance in order to curb illegal drug trafficking on the island, after it emerged that it was becoming a transit hub to transport cocaine across Asia.

Sri Lanka’s Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayaka admitted that the island had become a ”transit point for mass scale drug dealers”.

Speaking to reporters in Colombo, he went on to add, "We have a responsibility to prevent and stop this."

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