Licenses of over 300 bars cancelled

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The President has issued a directive cancelling the licenses of some 349 liquor bars due to operating in violation of the Excise Act regulations, the President’s Media Division said today.


It said the bars were found to be operating within the vicinity of religious institutions and schools.

  Comments - 19

  • dilip Monday, 16 March 2015 08:18 PM

    Very good move. Same time if you can band animal sacrifice by the Muslims, we Srilankan Buddhists will be very grateful. Thank you Sir.

    Arjuna Ranawana Monday, 16 March 2015 08:18 PM

    Very Good decision.Implementation of Mathata Thitha.

    Azmath Buhar Tuesday, 17 March 2015 05:51 PM

    Dilip... .what about fish, chickens, goat, pigs... are they not animals...

    Boejay Tuesday, 17 March 2015 12:29 PM

    Schools are not established like Bars, it take years to build a school, it is the so called International schools that are seen in every nook and corner like Bird Dung. Bars are opened overnight. All these BARS SHOULD BE CLOSED.Mr. President you are doing a good job. Please clean up the country as much as possible of big time racketeers, and rogues who has plundered our money.

    willowsd Monday, 16 March 2015 08:31 PM

    A very very good move, keep up the clean work, we want a clean and prosperous Sri Lanka

    nandun Monday, 16 March 2015 08:33 PM

    Great move

    Randy Perera Wednesday, 18 March 2015 04:55 AM

    Appoint Mervyn Silva as Excise Commissioner because he has the experience by closing Bars in Kelaniya.

    G.M. Jayawardena Tuesday, 17 March 2015 08:23 AM

    Banning the sale of liquor within the vicinity of religious places and schools is justified, yet it should also be applicable to the religious and schools, they should not be built within the vicinity of a bar or a night club. On the other hand its not democratic for allowing some persons to sell liquor and not allowing another.

    ANTON Monday, 16 March 2015 08:42 PM

    ...........WITH A VIEW TO BOOST KASIPPU BUSINESS.

    Upali Tuesday, 17 March 2015 01:17 PM

    Govt. will loose the votes of boosers.

    Dushy Tuesday, 17 March 2015 01:29 PM

    Minro, Good Food and Inoka at Colombo 15 ????

    Bubble Banda Tuesday, 17 March 2015 08:32 AM

    MR issued so many Bar Licenses for his relations. This also should be traced and tracked.

    chux Tuesday, 17 March 2015 01:53 PM

    Good some more goods to come nation should have paitence

    Fassey Tuesday, 17 March 2015 02:00 PM

    Mathata Thitha in action

    Fassey Tuesday, 17 March 2015 02:51 PM

    dilip how about bones for your dogs, are you going to give them chicken?

    Fair N Square Monday, 16 March 2015 10:50 PM

    Stop eating fish, mutton, crabs, shrimps, eggs, cakes, even Vegetables. Scientists have proved that plant have life and they breathe too.... Stupid Morons.... let everyone do their own thing and do NOT try to stop the cultural aspects of some section of SL society... SL is NOT owned by the Buddhists, Buddhism came from India like Hinduism and Islam... Give the country to the Veddahs and get ur ass back to India...

    Gnanasara Wednesday, 18 March 2015 09:57 AM

    Why are they hitting me.

    gayan Monday, 16 March 2015 07:17 PM

    Perhaps change of ownership of bar licencees not far away.

    Ebathog Monday, 16 March 2015 07:21 PM

    Great move Mr President. At least now we can expect some sober, intelligent, decent and honest human beings taking over and develop our country.


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