The security forces today announced the launch of an all out war on drugs.
The commanders of the tri-forces and the Chief of Defence Staff announced the launch of the operation at a joint press conference.
Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne said that legal options are being looked into to give authority to the tri-forces to arrest suspects involved in drugs smuggling.
Commander of the Arm Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said that once legal provisions are given the Army will apprehend peddlers of narcotics, distributors and addicts.
He said the joint military operation is similar to the operation carried out during the war to defeat the LTTE.