The UNP charged today that the government, in a desperate bid to increase its tax revenue, had introduced new legislation to set up gaming centres wherever possible.
UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told a news conference today that the government had reintroduced the Gaming (Special Provisions) Bill in Parliament to be passed next week.
He added that the proposed Bill would give powers to the subject minister to give permission to anyone to open gaming and betting centres in the areas determined by him. (KB)
Comments - 9
TERRENCE B. DE SILVA Wednesday, 03 November 2010 07:49 AM
Yeti Tuesday, 02 November 2010 11:37 AM
Just imagine the kickbacks the subject minister will get for each license issued! What Game Boys!!
mike Tuesday, 02 November 2010 09:58 PM
Mr.Tissa has forgotten the past.It's in the era of UNP government that introduced,On line sweeps,and Mahapola,that was funded by Lottery board,and the other by the Mahapola scolarship fund with collaboration with a Norwegian company,which has to close down later loosing millions of money from both the investors.The legislation were passed with the objection of lottery agents island wide.and also the jackpot machine,introduced after passing a bill in the parliament,which later abolished by late president Premadasa.
dhana Tuesday, 02 November 2010 11:43 PM
Talking about spiritual standards and moral standards in Sri Lanka. Ex. Ban of Alcohol & Tobacco advertisement. But from other hand promoting gaming centres. This is how they will deceive people.
Manike Wednesday, 03 November 2010 09:51 AM
Please do not encourage gaming and gambling, because it will destroy our nation. It will do much harm than the tax earned from it.
Above the crowd Tuesday, 02 November 2010 01:50 PM
Tissa has below average intelligence when it comes to economic development, but an okay guy.
nihal Wednesday, 03 November 2010 05:31 AM
increasing gambling is wrong, but the UNP should reember who opened the doors to that stable!!
Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 02 November 2010 10:24 AM
Gaming? Hunting for Undesirable is the current name of the game.
Saman Tuesday, 02 November 2010 10:34 AM
Gaming does no good to common people; It only put more financial burdens on house wives. The end result will be more house maids for Arab countries. This is a crime!.
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