According to the media report, the Sri Lankan officials have destroyed the Cocaine of 769 kg publcly that they have seized or recovered during national wide raids in the past few years. Moreover, heroin recovered valued more than Rs 10 billion destroyed in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena in a warehouse in the outskirts of Colombo on Monday.
Speaking with media on event Sirisena said this is second time government has destroyed the drugs publicly that they have recovered during the raids throughout country.
He said authorities had publicly destroyed over 900 kg of cocaine in January 2018 and that his aim was to free the future generations from drugs as Sri Lanka had become a transit hub for drug smugglers in Asia.
The President said he would soon implement the death penalty on those convicted of drug smuggling and trafficking in a large scale.