More SL women go for beer: President

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President Maithripala Sirisena today lamented the fact that an increasing number of Sri Lankan women were taking to drinking beer even though it was heartening to see a decline in the smoking habit.

He said the control and prevention of alcoholism and drug abuse was a collective responsibility of all concerned.

The President said every effort should be made to prevent schoolchildren falling victim to narcotics and alcohol because if not it will end up as a national disaster.

He sounded this cautionary note at a ceremony held at the BMICH today to distribute ‘Life time Achievement National Awards’ of the ‘Mithuru Mithuro’, a non profit local NGO dedicated to rehabilitate and socially integrate young drug addicts.

“We must ask ourselves whether we have fulfilled our responsibilities to the satisfaction of the family, society and the country? If we have done that then drug abuse cannot be a problem. But we all are aware that drug abuse has become a pressing national issue worldwide,” the President said. "It is extremely vital for politicians, officials, the business community, clergy, teachers and parents to perform their duty and the nation and only then that we can save the nation and wean away the younger generation in particular from drugs, alcohol and smoking." (Sandun A Jayasekera)

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  • jolly bird Tuesday, 13 September 2016 04:27 PM

    WOMEN TAKE THE LEAD IN CONSUMPTION OF BEER AND MEN TAKE THE LEAD IN CONSUMPTION OF LIQOR AND THE TEENS IN DRUG CONSUMPTION. via DM Android App

    Dilshan Tuesday, 13 September 2016 05:10 PM

    Keep beer prices low so that people don't end up consuming cheap and dangerous alternatives please!!

    Cobra Tuesday, 13 September 2016 08:10 AM

    Good question!

    Cobra Tuesday, 13 September 2016 08:14 AM

    At least beer cleanses the bladder and prevents stones forming; would it be preferable if they took to kassippu and have their livers dissolved instead?

    daily boru Monday, 12 September 2016 02:35 PM

    More you ban more they consume. Better not do anything and try to earn some tax.

    Unchikun Monday, 12 September 2016 02:38 PM

    It is a right of an individual to eat, drink or inhale what he or she wants. What your point Mr. President. Let us first eradicate the harmful drug trade.

    kevin lasagne Monday, 12 September 2016 02:39 PM

    Is this a national problem??

    ANTON Monday, 12 September 2016 02:41 PM

    BEER BOTTLES AND CIGARETTE PACKETS ARE NOT MARKED " ONLY FOR MEN"

    Al-Baghdadi Tuesday, 13 September 2016 08:44 AM

    I guarantee you that Muslim women are not like this. They are extremely disciplined.

    ANTON Monday, 12 September 2016 03:03 PM

    01 GLASS OF BEER = 08 HOUR NEWS BROADCASTING

    ANTON Monday, 12 September 2016 03:05 PM

    HOW DOES LOKKA KNOW THAT MORE WOMEN GO FOR BEER.

    sam Monday, 12 September 2016 03:11 PM

    The real problem is not increase of beer consumption of woman but the drinking of moonshines in the rural areas.eradicate illigal loquier in rural areas..

    Aba Jayasekera Monday, 12 September 2016 03:29 PM

    What right then do they have, to get free cancer treatment when they get cancer as a result?

    Arnold Monday, 12 September 2016 04:14 PM

    When women start smoking, drinking and partying, the population goes down like in the West. After that will have to bring Indians to work here.

    Arnold Monday, 12 September 2016 04:15 PM

    Every man, woman and child in Sri Lanka knows it!!

    Banda Tuesday, 13 September 2016 10:07 AM

    Good they drink Beer rather than taking drugs...


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