Beer penalty for top rugby club

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The Colombo Excise Department City Office yesterday raided the CR&FC Club in Colombo and seized a large stock of illicit beer worth more than Rs.90 million.

The Excise sleuths operating on a special directive of the Excise Commissioner General L.K.G. Gunawardena to check all licensed liquor sellers conducted a random search on this well-known club on Wednesday.

 
A decoy sent by the Department found that several bottles of a foreign brand of beer being openly displayed at the club’s bar and when inquired a large stock was found inside the liquor storeroom.

Excise Department Spokesman Prabath Jayawickrama said 8,758 bottles of 49 brands of Belgium beer were discovered making it the largest ever detection of beer by the Sri Lanka Excise Department.

Cases contained bottles of 330ml and 250ml under the brand name La Trappe, Leffe and Bar Bar which had been sold defying the license regulations of selling unauthorized imported beverages.

The club management had said that they had no idea whether the selling of this particular type of beer was illegal because they attracted a number of European tourists. A bottle of beer had been sold at between Rs.900 to Rs.1,100.

The department has identified the supplier of the illicitly imported beer to the country and a special team had been deployed to arrest the responsible parties.

Excise City Office OIC Chief Inspector Neil de Alwis, Excise Inspectors L.P.S. Tillekaratne and Keerthi Ariyapala, Excise Sergeant Ranura Najith Singh, Excise Guards Danuka Sampath, Malinda Suriarachchi and Damith Dissanayake made the detection under the instructions of Crimes Excise Commissioner Wasantha Dissanayake and Assistant Excise Commissioner B.A. Dayaratne. (Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana)


 
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  • Kingsley Wijesinhe Saturday, 21 March 2015 11:33 AM

    Good question.

    Bala Saturday, 21 March 2015 11:36 AM

    Illicitly brewed and labelled here or illictly imported.

    Veda-mama Saturday, 21 March 2015 05:36 PM

    There is no risk involved in catching the Sprats...But.... Catching the Sharks... .Oh! No!!... They will tear the catcher who volunteers into pieces.

    Euclid Saturday, 21 March 2015 10:02 AM

    Still containers full of Ethanol are passed through customs. These are the sprats, catch the sharks.

    nalaka Saturday, 21 March 2015 10:18 AM

    gong athal by excise department

    lenny Saturday, 21 March 2015 10:23 AM

    Question is, how did the customs allow this shipment into the country if the brand is not authorized ?

    ranjith Saturday, 21 March 2015 11:11 AM

    Please arrest all responsible customs officers, they are culprits taking bribes and allowing such things freely enter in to the country

    DE SILVA Saturday, 21 March 2015 11:16 AM

    So how did they come in to the country.May be just fell to the ground from the heaven.These corrupt Custom officers is a threat to the country.The whole system should be re organised or hand over the customs to a person who can radicate corruption.


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