NDDCB Board Members

The Chairman Professor Saman Abeysinghe Chairman, NDDCB
Ex - officio Member Mr. P.G.Sumanapala Director of Customs
Ex - officio Member Mr. A. Welianga Government Analyst
Ex - officio Member Mr. M.R. Lathif Senior DIG (Commandant - STF)
Ex - officio Member Dr. Kamal Jayasinghe Director (Laboratory Services - Ministry of Health)
Ex - officio Member Mr. H.U Premathilaka Additional Secretary (Ministry of Education)
Ex - officio Member Mr. K.D.C.S. Kumarathunga Commissioner of Ayurveda
Treasury Repetitive Mr. A. Saranankan Director (Department of Finance - Ministry of Finance & Mass Media)




The functions of the Board as follows.


Formulate and review a national policy relating to the prevention and control of the abuse of dangerous drugs and to advise and make recommendations to the Minister on such policy;


Call for such information and particulars from individuals, organizations, government departments and public corporations as may reasonably be necessary to exercise the powers of the Board;


Provided however that no member shall disclose any information or particulars obtained under the provisions of this paragraph, except where he is required to do so by a court of law or in order to comply with any other provisions of this Act;


Co-ordinate the activities of agencies engaged in the prevention and control of dangerous drugs;


Promote treatment and rehabilitation measures for drug dependent persons and conduct national drug abuse and preventive educational programs for children and adults;


Conduct and undertake research studies into the prevalence, aetiology and legal, medical, social, cultural and economic implications of the abuse of dangerous drugs;


Maintain liasion with national, regional and international organizations and agencies involved in drug control activities.