Evaluations made by the National Medicinal Drug Authority (NMDA) have revealed that the use of sexual enhancement drugs among schoolboys has rapidly increased during recent times.
Although there is only about 5% of the population are suffering from sexual incompetence, the amount of people who are taking sexual enhancement medicine is nearly 85%.
The most popular sexual enhancement medicine among schoolboys is a tablet known as "sildenafi", due to its cheaper price (Rs.100 per tablet).
It is said that nearly a Million of these tablets are imported to Sri Lanka every year.
According to the law, this drug cannot be sold without a prescription. However, some pharmacies in Colombo and suburbs are said to be selling this without checking on a prescription in order to earn larger profits.
According to reports, by selling these drugs these pharmacies are getting nearly 35% profits.
According to the evaluations, it has also been revealed that some of the schoolboys have been used to consume even 2 or 3 tablets instead of 1.
According to medical opinion, usage of this enhancement medicine without any sexual incompetence could result in actual sexual incompetence in the future.
Expressing his views on the matter, Dr. Shantha Hettiarachchi says that the main reason behind this is the addiction of young men to watch obscene videos in the internet.
He said that although these pornographic movies depict hours long sexual activities, those are only entertainment tricks.
He further warned that this medicine increases blood pressure, and it could cause adverse affects on the people with problems in the heart, lungs, and the respiratory system.