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The Presidential Task Force on Drug Prevention informed that President Maithripala Sirisena had tasked the Special Task Force (STF) with coordinating all drug eradication efforts henceforth and several major drug crackdown related breakthroughs are expected to be orchestrated in the near future.

Director of the Task Force, Dr. Samantha Kumara Kithalawaarachchi said that in this regard, the Police Narcotics Bureau, the Sri Lanka Customs and the Department of Excise would all be coming under the purview of the STF.

The National Dangerous Drugs Control Board will however be handling the rehabilitation of drug users and addicts.

They will be targeting the drug peddlers, dealers, traffickers and smugglers aside to nabbing users too, he explained.