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About Organization

National Dangerous Drugs Control Board

National Dangerous Drugs Control Board (NDDCB) is the pioneer government institution which discharges its functions with an aim to eradicate the drug menace from Sri Lanka. In 1984, parliament enacted the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board Act No. 11 of 1984 and the board came into operation on the 9th of April 1984.

This Board was designated the principal national institution charged with the formulation and review of a national policy relating to prevention and control of the abuse of dangerous drugs and the treatment and rehabilitation of drug abusers and was given power to advise and make recommendation to the minister on such policy. Main functions of the NDDCB as follows,


Among the other functions, providing treatment to the drug dependants and rehabilitation of drug dependants are main roles of the NDDCB. Four treatment and rehabilitation centers are being conducted under the purview of the board throughout the country with greater focus in Colombo, Kandy, Galle and Gampaha districts. Counseling service and residential treatment facilities are being provided for the drug addicts at these treatment centers.


Conduct national drug abuse and preventive educational programmes for children and adults.

Provide treatment and rehabilitation measures for drug dependant persons.

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


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

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

Precursor Control Authority: Monitoring to ensure proper transport, distribution, storage, safeguarding and usage of aforementioned chemicals and supervision.



NDDCB Vision

Build a Drug Free Healthy and Secured Nation


NDDCB Mission

Provide leadership to ensure healthy lives and peaceful society free from drug abuse through develop and effective implementation of National policy, by empowering of all related agencies, community and individuals.


Director Board

The Chairman

Dr.Laknath Welagedara

Director General (Cover up)

Mrs.Bhadrani Senanayake



NDDCB Board Members


The Chairman Dr. Laknath Welagedara Chairman, NDDCB
Ex - officio Member Mr. Ganesh Dharmawardhana (Appointed member)
Ex - officio Member Prof. Anula Wikesundara (Appointed member)
Ex - officio Member Mr. B.A.S.P Balasooriya Director of Social Protection division/Customs
Ex - officio Member Mr. A. Welianga Government Analyst
Ex - officio Member Mr. Sanjeewa Medawatte DIG (Police Narcotics Range)
Ex - officio Member Dr. Champika Wickramasinghe Director (DDG 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. C.W.K Dharmasena Director (Department of Finance - Ministry of Finance & Mass Media)
Ex - officio Member Ms. Gouri Ramanah Government Analyst
Ex - officio Member Mr. W.L.A.S Priyantha SDIG(Crime) & Police

 

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.