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The drug abuse problem in Sri Lanka.

  title={The drug abuse problem in Sri Lanka.},
  author={Dayanath C Jayasuriya},
  journal={Medicine and law},
  volume={14 1-2},
  • Dayanath C Jayasuriya
  • Published 1995
  • Medicine
  • Medicine and law
  • Sri Lanka's experience in dealing with drugs of abuse and with the drug abuse problem is unique in many ways. From the sixteenth century until the middle of the twentieth century, the colonial powers regulated the use of opium as a revenue earning measure. Since independence was achieved in 1948, various measures have been taken to scale down the abuse of opium, cannabis and certain pyschotropic substances, but not all these efforts have been successful. In the wake of ethnic problems, there… CONTINUE READING

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