Shadow authority to fight alcoholism

19 September 2010 01:19 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By Supun Dias
The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), a party of the ruling coalition, along with 26 other organizations established a shadow authority in parallel to the National Tobacco Authority for Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) to curb the drug and alcohol menace in the country.
JHU leader Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera said that they took this decision because the NATA failed in this respect.  He said that his party plans to make Sri Lanka free from drugs and alcohol by 2015 as envisaged in Mahinda Chintana policy document.

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  • xlntgson Tuesday, 21 September 2010 11:01 AM

    The Buddhist clergy is supreme authority in Sri Lanka.

    Yeti Sunday, 19 September 2010 01:55 PM

    Oh, they have come out of their hole with their pet subject. But they are blind to the injustice that prevails in the country. Murder, child abuse, rape and brutality

    Ibnu Batuta Sunday, 19 September 2010 02:10 PM

    Are they having parallel government...?

    Royalist Monday, 20 September 2010 08:34 AM

    Oh, in 2015 the government is going to ask for another loan to run the country!

    AMICUS Monday, 20 September 2010 03:37 AM

    GOOD EFFORT AND MUST BE COMMENDED.

    Jim Dougal Monday, 20 September 2010 09:23 AM

    Cheers, double gin and tonics all round!


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