Ninety per cent of bars owned by politicos

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The Governor of the Sabaragamuwa Province Damma Dissanayake said that out of the liquor bars opened countrywide, ninety per cent belong to the politicians.

Dissanayake, who visited the Seevali Madhya Vidyalaya unannounced, in the midst of various programmes coinciding with the Prevention of Narcotics Week, made this revelation.

He also requested the school children to present any proposals or any allegations regarding this Narcotics Prevention Week.

One of the students said that it was an issue when the Government was conducting awareness programmes but continued to issue licenses to politicians to open and maintain liquor outlets, which was questionable.

Another student queried that ignoring the orders made by the Executive of the country was assisting in the spreading of drugs. He questioned why this executive power was not used to control this menace.

In reply, the Governor said that if the politicians stopped the sale of liquor, 90 % of these liquor outlets could be closed.

He said that he believed the direct and indirect interference by the political authorities on the liquor sale business should be stopped forthwith.

“The income derived from the sale of liquor is negligible when compared with the costs involved in solving the social and cultural issues that have resulted. This expenditure is creating a severe dent in economic, social, cultural and moral activities that is having a severe impact on the development of the country,” he said. (Ajithlal Shantha Udaya)

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  • Lankan Netizen Tuesday, 29 January 2019 09:10 AM

    He too is part of the 90% that owns the bars. Keep the common man drunk in a stupor while these guys rob the country of all its resources and development.

    He'll Tuesday, 29 January 2019 04:17 PM

    A Tamil girl aspiring to be the US president BUT ourgammayas doing arraku and draku business. How the god to save these doings.

    Sambo Tuesday, 29 January 2019 11:02 AM

    90% of drugs are also bought in to the country with the blessing of politicians.

    Sanoj Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:24 PM

    Is this a fact or usual nonsense from politicians?

    Bindu Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:39 PM

    All our politicians from the head to the toe are responsible for the destruction of our country from 1956 to date.So we will never prosper.

    T.Siva Wednesday, 30 January 2019 06:23 AM

    Our politicians with singhala only have our chidren and country to the depth of darknes and poverty.if only we studied in english we could have been like singapore.

    Renu Tuesday, 29 January 2019 05:11 PM

    Please publish names of such MPs so that voters do not cast their votes in there favour and also influence part leaders not to nominate them for elections

    concern Tuesday, 29 January 2019 07:20 PM

    You are talking about Sri Lanka the voters are the main cause.

    Samson Tuesday, 29 January 2019 08:40 PM

    Owning bars and drug deals are all by politicians who are unable to find jobs like us. They must either indulge in politics or bars and drugs and not both.

    Cobra Wednesday, 30 January 2019 06:46 AM

    The other 10% owned by their kith and kin!

    Tinkiriya Wednesday, 30 January 2019 07:03 AM

    Are the rest owned by Dezy Achchi?

    L. Perera Thursday, 31 January 2019 09:50 PM

    It should be. They are the root cause for the entire disaster of this country. They must be careful. Lots of crocodiles in the near by lake

    Ajja Friday, 01 February 2019 05:25 PM

    Name them as we want to defeat then in the next Election.That is what we need from Media.We need right information from you.


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