Heroin Addiction in Sri Lanka

in Substance Abuse

An estimated 45,000 heroin users in Sri Lanka use around 763 kilograms of heroin each year, according to the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board. This averages out to over 2 kilos of heroin being consumed each day by drug abusers.

In the capital of Colombo, there are an estimated 350 heroin dealers working within the city.

(More information about heroin addiction.)

Source:  “Drug addicts in Sri Lanka use two kilos of heroin per day,” ColomboPage, February 1, 2012.

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