Over 300,000 drug Lankans hooked

  • 14 Nov 2006 00:51:24 GMT

    All these SOCIAL issues at Hand but i guess the prudent thing to do is INCREASE the DEFENCE budget.

  • 14 Nov 2006 02:26:16 GMT

    The GOSLow will destroy the social fabric of the society...or perhaps its too late. They`re more interested in short-term g(l)ory rather than the long-term effects of the war it`ll have on the population, drug-use, prostitution, enslavement which leads to debt, abuse, murder.

  • 14 Nov 2006 02:59:48 GMT

    No wonder why most of the guys in this forum write absolute Bu..sh...t!

  • 14 Nov 2006 13:17:31 GMT

    Drug using are activly promoted by srilankan government in the army.

    according to one report Srilankan forces were drunk and druged in muhamalai and other recent fights.

    government hoping to make soldiers move even when the fellow soldiers killed

  • 14 Nov 2006 14:32:03 GMT

    Ajan:

    [according to one report Srilankan forces were drunk and druged in muhamalai and other recent fights.]

    Someone please put this guy is a rehabilitation centre. He is hallucinating all the time.

  • 14 Nov 2006 15:02:31 GMT

    The usual suspects are not seen here. I guess this is not something important.

    Makaso,

    tamil kids are been recruited. Sinhala kids are fine i suppose eh.

  • 14 Nov 2006 15:28:46 GMT

    Here is something most of you might not like. i got the article from this site

    http://www.lankaleft.com

    [Sixty three percent of the Colombo city population, the `superior` majority, live in huts, slums or unauthorised structures, and they only occupy nine percent of land from the total area of the Colombo District. The 2001 survey carried out by the Colombo Municipal Council has identified a total of 77,612 families living in 1,614 ]

    http://lsd11.wordpress.com/2006/10/27/colombo-the-all-mighty/

  • 14 Nov 2006 17:09:57 GMT

    According to Dr. Hemamal Jayawardena`s recent behavioral study of intimacy workers in Sri Lanka titled, Social, Legal, Economic and Health Issues of Sex Workers in Sri Lanka which was presented at the Zinner Forum, Heller School, Brandeis University, MA, USA on the 26th October 2006, only 8.5% intimacy workers interviewed had a have history of drug use.

    Your news report irresponsibly courts Dr. Shantha Hettiarachchi, a very learned doctor, as having said that `most of the drug users forced their wives to engage in the intimacy trade` and you also say that there are 300,000 drug users in Sri Lanka. This implies that over 150,000 women are engaging in the intimacy trade in Sri Lanka. According to the National Strategic Plan of HIV/AIDS control of the National STD/AIDS Control program ( NSACP), your own article and Prof. Nandasena Ratnapala, the well known sociologist there are only between 15,000 - 30,000 intimacy workers in Sri Lanka. Please provide evidence to the statement that the estimated number of intimacy workers - which eminent sociologists have done is an under estimation, as you claim.

    All this means is that most of the spouses of male drug users cannot be engaging in paid intimacyual activity. This is a very degrading statement on women and please be sensitive on reporting such issues in your esteemed publication. Be aware of the social stigma women have to go through if women whose husbands are in jail for drug offenses are considered as intimacy workers.

    In the same time thank you for sensitizing the public on HIV/AIDS and the importance of prevention.

    Thank you.

  • 14 Nov 2006 21:52:38 GMT

    Believe it or not from the president`s house to the poorest hut, somehow somewhere somebody is connected to this business.To eradicate, has to begin from the top, but who dare will touch the top.

    So forget about total cleansing and introduce something less harmful substitute.

  • 14 Nov 2006 21:55:08 GMT

    [According to estimates, there are over 30,000 intimacy workers in the country. ]

    I dont think this number is correct. Are their only 30,000 SLFPers in this country???? I thoght they was alot more...

    Im sure that great Patriot weeraMONKEY will agree with me

    :) :)