Psychiatrists Union denies Police claims on drugs inducing violent behaviour

Psychiatrists Union denies Police claims on drugs inducing violent behaviour

Following the unrest at the Mahara Prison, Police investigation revealed that a number of inmates had behaved in an unruly manner after abusing a stock of drug used for psychiatric treatment kept at the prison hospital.

Issuing a statement, the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists said none of these drugs are responsible for violent or aggressive behavior and in fact it promotes calmness and causes mild drowsiness.