The Legal Draftsman's Department has informed Minister of Health Maithreepala Sirisena that the draft regarding the National Drug Policy would be handed over within a period of one week.
A draft prepared by the Ministry of Health in this regard had been handed over to the legal draftsman's department for further scrutiny around one year ago.
Accordingly discussions regarding the delay were held between Minister Maithreepala Sirisena & officials representing the Legal Draftsman's Department.
Officials attached to the legal draftsman's department had noted that the delays were caused due to the resignation of a senior officer who had been overlooking the process.
However the Legal Draftsman's Department had noted that steps would be taken to handover the draft within the next week.
Meanwhile Minister Maithreepala Sirisena noted that once the draft is made available to his Ministry, steps would be taken to submit it for cabinet approval