15 students found unconscious after consuming ganja

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SSP of Badulla, Sujith Wedamullla said they had found 15 students who had fallen unconscious after having consumed ganja in Mediriya area in Badulla, after attending tuition classes in the afternoon on 25 June.

 He said they had managed to locate the fainted students based on a tip-off. The SSP said their investigations have revealed that there is a tendency among students attending tuition classes in and around Badulla, to consume banned substances or drugs.

He advised parents to keep a close watch on their children especially after school activities and prevent them from falling victim to harmful drugs or substances. SSP Wedamulla added that the ‘unconscious’ students along with their parents had been summoned to the Police Station before they had been released after a stern warning.

BY Nishantha Abeygunawardene – Badulla