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‘Well planned strategy to make children drug addicts’ - Jaffna District Child Development Committee

The Jaffna District Child Development Committee stated there is a “well planned strategy” in place in the province to turn school children into drug addicts.

Writing to Sri Lanka’s Deputy Inspector General of the police office last month, the committee stated that there was a rising crime rate in Jaffna, with school children involved in violence and crimes.

“There is a well planned strategy in place to make school children drug addicts,” said the letter.

Noting that illegal liquor sales “continue unabated” across Jaffna, the letter also stated that people have arrived from other districts and are using children for begging as well as being involved in child molestation.

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