Hon. Buddhika Pathirana,—To ask the Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development,—
(a) Is he aware that—
(i) drugs like cannabis, opium, narcotic drugs, medicinal syrups, ‘madanamodaka’ – aphrodisiac with narcotic effect have spread fast in the society;
(ii) the sale of these drugs has spread inside schools also; and
(iii) there is a tendency of the school children to get addicted to that?
(b) Will he inform this House—
(i) in addition to the aforementioned narcotic drugs, the names of the other narcotic drugs that have been reported using in close proximity to the schools;
(ii) whether there were incidents of arresting the drug dealers who sold narcotic drugs in close proximity to the schools and the students who were associated with that in 2014 and 2015;
(iii) if so, the numbers separately; and
(iv) the courses of action that have been taken against those students?
(c) Will he also inform this House—
(i) the other courses of action that have been taken to prevent the spread of narcotic drugs inside the schools;
(ii) whether there is a follow up in this regard; and
(iii) if so, what those actions are?
(d) If not, why?