Inflation ( CCPI)0.9% (May 2024)
GDP5.3% (1Q 2024)
Unemployment4.3% (4Q 2023)
3M T-Bill Rate9.39%
12M T-Bill Rate9.90%
2Y T-Bond Rate10.10%/ 10.20%
4Y T-Bond Rate11.10% / 11.25%
USD/LKR304/305
Reserves $5.4Bn (May 2024)
Cum. Trade Deficit $1,229 Mn (March 2024 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 2,320 Bn (Dec 2023)

Increasing use of synthetic drugs known as ICE (methamphetamine crystals)

SocialOct 30, 2022
Increasing use of synthetic drugs known as ICE (methamphetamine crystals)

Synthetic drugs constitute one of the most significant drug problems worldwide. After cannabis, amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) are the second most widely used drugs across the globe, with use levels often exceeding those of heroin and/or cocaine. Sri Lanka too starts experiencing the drug-addicted global trend.

In, 2008 Methamphetamine seizures reported by 55 countries amounted to 25 tons while spreading increased to 74 countries amounted to 159 tons.

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