The Archbishop of Colombo, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has informed President Maithripala Sirisena and  Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that a change in the Customs Ordinance or the proposed repeal of it would result in more drugs being more easily brought into the country.

Media Coordinator for the Archdiocese, Edmond Thilakarathne further said that drugs such as cannabis were being distributed to students at the Basilica Maha Vidyalaya, Ragama.

Ranjith has, recently, also spoken of Governments changing laws, rules and regulations which has led to the weakening of democracy, the Constitution and the judicial system which in turn has led to the increasing influx of drugs, which destroy the lives of youth, into the country.

“The drug problem is a very acute one in Ragama at the Basilica College. The Principal has taken several measures to tackle this. He has been threatened for this and the drug dealers have changed their methodologies. A protest march will be held and it will culminate in a meeting with parents and those living in the area in order to make them aware of the issue which is endangering the future generation. Buddhist monks and the Police will also be speaking at the meeting,” he mentioned.