Video: Mervyn wants liquor license cancelled

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Minister Mervyn Silva today alleged that a liquor license has been granted to a hotel in Kelaniya despite opposition from him and Buddhist Monks, and threatened that the issue was important enough for him to leave the government.

“Minister Dullas Alahapperuma and I were invited to go for an opening of a hotel in Nahena. Thereafter they continued to request for a liquor license, but I refused to give it to them. The hotel is situated within 500 meters of a temple and the priests also have opposed this. Thereafter they had been granted a license” he said.

“There is no point being a minister if this sort of thing happens and I very humbly request Minister Dallus to withdraw the license. This is a big issue and it is enough for me to decide whether to remain in the government,” he said.(Sanath Desmond and Tharindu Jayawardena)


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  • rosebud Wednesday, 08 October 2014 08:16 AM

    Please leave -- were waiting to catch you when you fall via DM Android App

    ravi Wednesday, 08 October 2014 08:30 AM

    drinking is bad but sleeping around is ok. ... via DM Android App

    nl Tuesday, 07 October 2014 06:54 PM

    liquor is major trouble maker via DM Android App

    Mamai Raja Tuesday, 07 October 2014 07:06 PM

    He has enough liquor stocks and home made stuff. via DM Android App

    Empulze Tuesday, 07 October 2014 07:11 PM

    You are going no where mr. minister. But truth be told appreciate your fight. via DM Android App

    kayde Tuesday, 07 October 2014 07:28 PM

    we must appreciate his honesty and courage though he had bad experiences in the past. via DM Android App

    M.O.A.Careem Wednesday, 08 October 2014 04:14 AM

    awarded licenses?

    Sirisena Tuesday, 07 October 2014 02:22 PM

    Merv is getting ready to leave the sinking ship. But Merv you will be chewed up by the public no sooner you become citizen Silva with no security etc. We long for that day

    Aney yako? Tuesday, 07 October 2014 08:10 PM

    Dr.is wit the life jacket water is too cold for him to jump but wot to do jumping is the only way out via DM Android App

    Azee Wednesday, 08 October 2014 07:32 AM

    Mervyn wants to now show that he is with the priests and away from the underworld. via DM Android App

    kamil Wednesday, 08 October 2014 08:45 AM

    WHAT LICENCE ARE YOU WILLING TO ISSUE INSTEAD OF LIQOR?

    Eira Nisama Tuesday, 07 October 2014 03:37 PM

    Barking dogs never attack and bite, they just need attention. This guy never will leave the regime.

    Gamini Tuesday, 07 October 2014 03:37 PM

    Once he white wash Big Dagoba in Anuradhapura..........


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