NDDCB Board Members

The Chairman Professor Ravindra Fernando Chairman, NDDCB
Appointed Member Rev. Thiniyawala Palitha Thero Chief incumbent of Nalandarama Temple
Appointed Member Rev. Kuppiyawatte Bodhananda Thero Director, Mithuru Mithuro Sevana
Appointed Member Rev. Warnakulasooriya John Bosco Sri Lal Franando Archbishop, Negambo
Ex - officio Member Mr. W.A Chulananda Perera Director Genaral of Customs
Ex - officio Member Mrs. Sakunthala Thennakoon Government Analyst
Ex - officio Member Mr. Nandana Munasinghe DIG (Crimes)
Ex - officio Member Mr. Prasanna Kiriwatuduwa Assistant Director Dept. of Physical Policy
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. L.H Thilakarathna Commissioner of Ayurveda

 

Functions

 

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.