Moves to limit alcohol use

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Moves are afoot to limit the use of alcohol in the country. JHU MP Ven. Attureliye Rathana Thera said that they would bring a proposal to limit the alcohol content in drinks to 20 percent and later gradually reduce it to 15 percent. (YP)



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  • Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:39 AM

    Is this an April Fools Joke?? What ever it is i guess the joke is on the people...

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:52 AM

    This is against the teachings of Lord Buddha. why don't you try to ban the consumption of alcohol which is all against budhism. our hamuduruwo should be sent back to the dhaham pasala once again.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:57 AM

    This will certainly increase sales for the Alcohol companies - as consumers will look at consuming more to gain same "kick"

    Friday, 02 April 2010 01:04 PM

    This is bullshit. Ratne and Medananda have lost their credibility and the robes.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 11:01 AM

    PROMOTION OF " KASSIPPU "

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 11:05 AM

    what do these prilates know about alcohol???

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 11:10 AM

    THE MOVE SHOULD COME FROM THE TOP FROM THE POLITICOS AND THIER GOONS

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 11:21 AM

    "SUBAANAGEATH VEWA"--kASSIPU MUDALALI

    Friday, 02 April 2010 06:25 AM

    Yeah! Besides Champika is quite the Ladies' Man

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 11:27 AM

    I thought this reduced concentrations were already there. They are called the Beer!

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 11:27 AM

    You mean you waited all these years!!!! Why???

    Friday, 02 April 2010 06:30 AM

    its racist buddhist extremists like the JHU that brings this country a bad name

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 11:41 AM

    The only way to handle this government's madness was to get drunk! So u really dont notice the state of this country. Now what do we do?

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 12:00 PM

    I'll start Home Brewing !.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 12:01 PM

    Hurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrah !. Jayawewa !.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 12:31 PM

    What different can that make? It will only increase the consumption.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 12:37 PM

    The local Drug Barons like "you know who" must be funding his election campaign.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 12:48 PM

    another election gimmick in the form of alcohol. Jaya wewa and Suba Anagathayak

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 01:01 PM

    Good move, this will affect some in robes too.Also must introduce laws to reduce the sex drive of people to control the population increase and sex related crimes.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 01:02 PM

    APRIL FOOL JOKE!!!!!

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 01:05 PM

    Why can't they say things are more sensible,There are more burning issues to be addressed. Just plain stupidty.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 01:08 PM

    Soulld all Sri lankans be toilet trained too by JHU?

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 01:11 PM

    How about a law to limit the stupidity, greed and gullibility of monks.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 02:02 PM

    You won,t get any support from the parlimentarians.
    Try something else for publicity.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 02:37 PM

    If this happens, I'm surely going to miss the Old Reserve :(

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 03:14 PM

    this is all rubbish!!!! Looks like the Taleban is not restricted to the Muslims. Whats next, Women are not allowed to work????? Get serious JHU... Bunch of Jokers

    Friday, 02 April 2010 10:23 PM

    I think they interpret "majjapama" as "niyama pramanaya." (As per JHU, Ellawala Medhananda's interpretation.)

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 08:30 AM

    Good move. Now the younger generation & ladies can also enjoy a nice drink :D

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 08:31 AM

    BANA TALKING - Leader of the JHU Parliamentary Group has different views..

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 08:34 AM

    Jayaweva Beer co. and kasippu mudalali's

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 08:38 AM

    I think people should be given the choice to decide and they should have variety in the market rather than let someone else decide.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 08:46 AM

    Very good!

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 05:11 PM

    What a joke! As if they will get a single vote for this.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 08:48 AM

    JHU !! why only limit? Doesn't the religion say that it is prohibited? are you saying 20% Alcohol is allowed in the religion? heheheheheeeee..anything for a few votes ha?

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 05:35 PM

    Looking at their faces, perhaps they each had a 'half glass' of alcohol ...

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 08:53 AM

    our people will find a alernate solution for this, may be a new way of mixing it up to increase the kick :)

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 08:57 AM

    Opps, then people who drinks one bottle have to drink 2. Profit maximization for alchol companies. Find any 3rd hand on this

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:01 AM

    I m sorry, I cannot stop laughing.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 06:37 PM

    This is to support their 'boss' Chakravarti, who said that serving a 'little' liquor by the President, at Temple Trees, was quite OK. Wonder if these so called 'monks' have misunderstood the relevant 'sil padaya,' which says 'sura meraya majja pama' etc., with 'majja pama' being (wrongly) interpreted as 'mada pamanin.' This is why, in Sri Lanka, there is a saying that "when you want to eat it, even a 'kabaragoya' becomes a 'thalagoya.'" Mere hypocrites, in the guise of monks.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:08 AM

    Very simple solution.Drink more

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:09 AM

    Looks like we have now budhist talibans!

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:09 AM

    100% agree with Chathura,, peope who used to drink 1 bottle, with this move,surely drink 2 . And more profit to Alcohol Companies.is not there any other way to limit the alcohol usage?

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:22 AM

    Great. We can all become a captive market for Chinese rice wine, whose alcohol content is -- yes -- 15%. What a coincidence!

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:26 AM

    what a joke...

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:28 AM

    WHAT A BRIGHT IDEA BY THE MONK SO THAT DISTILLERY CAN SELL MORE BOTTLES . MORE REVENUE TO THE GOVERNMENT

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:31 AM

    Fools. Double the quantity of 15% and get 30%.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:33 AM

    Is this how Lord BUDDA taught Buddism. A Bikku says that Alcohol can be consumed a little.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:38 AM

    why limit cant stop full???

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:44 AM

    When you put a bar (not the drinking kind) on anything it gets sweeter. So people will find means and ways of getting what is banned. Best is to let the people decide. Not ban them.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:46 AM

    Please reduce the thuggery level to 20% and then to 0% before talking of other levels. By the way, 20% marked on the label means 40% alcohol.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:47 AM

    In future Sri Lanka will be the Buddhist Saudi Arabia.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:48 AM

    Then they will use Kasippu.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:52 AM

    budhism is not about fundamentalism, its about democracy and choice. These bhikkus should go out there preach good bana make people understand not try to force.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 09:56 AM

    Totally agree with Chathura W, this is just to win the votes of some desperate ladies, who are so against alcohol due to personal issues.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:00 AM

    Don't look negative. Overall alcohol consumption has decreased in past few years and cigaratte usage is even lesser. So be positive on this move.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:03 AM

    stupidity at its best.. as if the country does not have any other problem.

    Friday, 02 April 2010 10:50 AM

    Duh... which planet R U from?

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:14 AM

    first make sure that our so called leaders dont get drunk everyday....

    then you can think about the people...

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:15 AM

    I thought Helaurumaya is dead against alcohol. I also thought they strictly observe the fifth precept. We may have revise the fifth precept, any ideas?????

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:19 AM

    So, you guys preach Buddhism and still approve the intoxicant. You never want to ban it altogether. I just wonder..Is this what load Buddha preached?

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:20 AM

    stupid and impractical. all whiskies and vodkas will have to be banned then.

    Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:33 AM

    Oh no!! Please no!!!


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