Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

52 ganja smokers fined


The Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday imposed a fine of Rs.260, 000 on 52 youths who pleaded guilty to smoking ganja at several places in Kollupitiy­a.

The youths - most of them aged between 18 and 21 -had been arrested by the Kollupitiy­a police and produced before Magistrate Thilina Gamage who ordered that each be fined Rs.5000.

Police said most of the suspects were higher education students at private educationa­l institutio­ns. Meanwhile, a university student attached to a state university was also among the suspects who were produced in Court for smoking ganja and he was ordered to pay crown cost of Rs.5000.

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