Liquor prices up

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The Excise Duty on liquor and ethyl alcohol has been revised with effect from October 6, the Finance Ministry announced today.

Following the increase, beer manufacturers have increased the price of beer and arrack from last Sunday. Accordingly, the price of one litre of alcohol has been increased by Rs. 63 and a litre of beer by Rs. 10.

Meanwhile, Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka (DCSL) said it had increased the prices of all varieties of arracks by Rs 20-40 a bottle.
The price of liquor was last increased in July as well. (Mahinda Nissanka)

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  • Managala Tuesday, 09 October 2012 05:22 AM

    Putting Liquor prices up doesn't reduces the consumption it will increase poverty and the health expenditure of the government...

    Sanjay Wednesday, 10 October 2012 08:24 AM

    Your talking bout being broad minded and saying bad for health? Why don't you look at your own pollutants and see how much harm you bring to the environment and your own family. Stop using plastic, fuel, electricity, cell phones and every other modern facility that emits health risks.. then talk about companies paying for cancer. Also your talking bout wasting public money but turn a blind eye on wastage by the government so please solve the bigger issue first without being so closed minded.

    prasad Tuesday, 09 October 2012 06:12 AM

    Then they come to hospital and waste public money for their cancers!!
    Be broad minded. Poor should not smoke because it will make them moor poor and increase health cost.

    Think we should let the Cigarette companies to pay the full expense of cancer due to smorking, active or passive.

    Increase any amount !! they will still use the same quantity !!

    iqi Tuesday, 09 October 2012 06:37 AM

    lion's in cricket go down and Lion Lager goes up

    Janaki Kalansuriya Tuesday, 09 October 2012 06:35 AM

    Well said Katie. Let us not bring religion in to focus on these issues. To each, his own. I think adults, irrespective of religion, must live exemplary lives, for their children to learn and live by.

    Hussain Monday, 08 October 2012 11:38 PM

    Now Pot Arrack and Kassipu will meet the shortfall in legitimate liquor sales . Good for the illicit liquor " mudalalies" . Profits will be localized. Good for the underground economy.

    Publik Abilik Tuesday, 09 October 2012 06:47 AM

    Ane Yako!! Are you mental? I guess the lines of people outside the Liquor Stores before the poya day consists of only Foreigners and Christians.

    Anas Tuesday, 09 October 2012 11:28 AM

    Well done

    Lanka Shantha Tuesday, 09 October 2012 12:45 AM

    It is to give hardship to the West Indies.
    West Indies are celebrating their victory here.
    Once they left we will reduce the price back.

    Anti-fraud Tuesday, 09 October 2012 02:13 AM

    This kills two birds with one stone.
    1) Increases revenues on liquor sales
    2) Puts lots more money in the pockets of kasippu mudalalis who can now be "persuaded" to increase their "donations" to politicians and police.
    Brilliant piece of "Mahinda Chinthanaya" strategy!

    pranandu Tuesday, 09 October 2012 07:55 AM

    Kawdha doo ganan issuwe hic?

    len Tuesday, 09 October 2012 02:32 AM

    Very good move drinking in Sri Lanka is mainly pastime for Western tourist and locale Christians. Majority of Sri Lankan’s who are Buddhists plus Muslims community abstain indulging in any sort of illicit drugs or from consuming Liquor except for a hand full wannabe Westerners.

    Janaki Kalansuriya Tuesday, 09 October 2012 02:37 AM

    Why does a country have an Annual Budget? What is the purpose of such an exercise? We are the first to show the world how things should be done and save valuable politicians' time and waste of public money for such activity.

    ANTON Tuesday, 09 October 2012 08:02 AM

    AND LIONS KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT

    sam Tuesday, 09 October 2012 02:58 AM

    At last Uni lecturers going to get their pay rise in expense of spirited public. Thanks unis lecturers for your effort.. What else can I ask from you more....

    CJ Monday, 08 October 2012 02:51 PM

    Good for illicit liquor manufacturers.

    Kandula Tuesday, 09 October 2012 02:58 AM

    How about banning cigarettes although the lobby group for cigarettes ( includes INGO's and NGO's) are strong

    Luceifer Monday, 08 October 2012 02:47 PM

    More to come..... Thanks to our lions. Otherwise the insted of beer, petrol would have been increased. Thx WIndians.

    MR Monday, 08 October 2012 03:00 PM

    Hena Gahapiya!

    Hal Monday, 08 October 2012 03:01 PM

    This is to cover the cost for making Colombo beautiful. Country run by non professionals (read GCE (OL)).

    Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 08 October 2012 12:00 AM

    Hopefully the Temple Trees 'Dansela ' might continue to serve free liqour when there is another election! hic hic! via DM Android App

    walid Monday, 08 October 2012 12:00 AM

    well it's a bad idea poor folks around the edges of the street only help the self with a Fag to release tense tho it's bad for health we are aware so cut the crap.. via DM Android App

    ANTON Tuesday, 09 October 2012 03:48 AM

    Back in those days government played test match shots, after that 50 over shots now 20 over shots and soon they will learn to play 6 a side/ base ball/ elle shots.

    Katie Tuesday, 09 October 2012 03:57 AM

    Are you living in Sri Lanka Len? when you say majority of Buddhists plus Muslims abstain for any sort of illicit drugs or liquor! which means those of other religions are the liquor drinkers wake up mister!! there is no religion when it comes to liquor be it buddhist or muslims. Dont bring religion into this.

    bakabuna Monday, 08 October 2012 04:10 PM

    he he....we won in the match...so we are celeberating now by increasing the prices of all items.

    bakabuna Monday, 08 October 2012 04:16 PM

    TO : MR....You well said... he he

    lucky Monday, 08 October 2012 04:12 PM

    Plz don't bring any mega events to Sri Lanka again. Whenever there is a one.....prices of many things goes up. Day before yesterday cigarettes, yesterday liquor......thank god, today nothing. But tomorrow????

    Jesus Monday, 08 October 2012 04:38 PM

    We live to drink and have fun....whatever the cost bible wants us to drink and kill ourself...no problem...

    Al Rasa Tuesday, 09 October 2012 04:49 AM

    Sine the installation of this govt. we pursue all these recreation like bossing and having a puff (occasionally) with greatest difficulties. Now having some recreation with these activities are becoming dreams for us.

    lk Tuesday, 09 October 2012 09:28 AM

    @ Publik Abilik, Rightly said. I am looking forward to meet fellow Christians and Foreigners this weekend when i stand in the queue. Len makes me cross my heart. What a moron...


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