One thousand drug addicts to be rehabilitated this year

One thousand drug addicts to be rehabilitated this year

One thousand drug addicts to be rehabilitated this year

Written by Staff Writer

02 Jan, 2014 | 3:12 pm

The Rehabilitation Commissioner General’s Office plans to rehabilitate one thousand drug addicts this year. Major General Jagath Wijethileke said that this group will be rehabilitated at the Polonnaruwa Rehabilitation Centre.

He  explained:

“Many individuals of various age groups become drug addicts and are being put into jail. This has become an obstacle to the growth and economy of the country. At present there are 15,000 drug addicts who are in custody. We have to put a stop to this because (a part)of our human resource. This is a pilot project. So far, 275 persons are in rehabilitation in the Kandiwedu, Polonnaruwa Rehabilitation Centre.”

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