Nov 20, 2017

1,000 Lankan women are drug addicts Featured

Sri Lanka has around 45,000 heroin addicts, according to director of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board Pradeep Kumara.

Around 1,000 of them, or 0.5 per cent, are women, he says.

A vast majority of them are in prostitution, while there are several high society women taking heroin too, he says.