Won’t allow import of foreign cigarettes: Rajitha

17 June 2019 01:34 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne today said he would not allow the import of foreign cigarettes to Sri Lanka as long as he is the Minister of Health.

Earlier, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that cigarettes should be imported from China as Chinese workers in Sri Lanka are highly dependent on them.

Addressing an event held in Colombo today, the Health Minister said there were only 6,000 registered Chinese workers in Sri Lanka but there are about 10,000 Indian workers.

“If we allow the import of Chinese cigarettes for 6,000 workers, then India will ask to send Indian cigarettes to some 10,000 of its workers here. Russia could also say that they want to send their cigarettes. As long as I’m the Health Minister, I won’t allow the import of foreign cigarettes,” he said.

Video by Susantha

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  Comments - 11

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • Vladimir kantorovich Monday, 17 June 2019 02:14 PM

    Russia is not stupid like you!

    Lord Wolfstein Monday, 17 June 2019 02:20 PM

    Let foreign cigarettes enter the country again and tax these high. Anyone who wants to kill himself by smoking should do so in his own way.

    BUSHEL Monday, 17 June 2019 02:29 PM

    ANYWAY WE DONT LIKE YOU

    Sambo Monday, 17 June 2019 02:38 PM

    You will be no longer in power to do so. Your political life span is just about 6 months or so.

    Sando Monday, 17 June 2019 02:41 PM

    Please do some thing to improve the Health Sector. Reduce the prices of drugs.

    ANTON Monday, 17 June 2019 02:53 PM

    BUT HE MIGHT ALLOW IF THE CIGARETTES ARE HALAL CERTIFIED.

    Patriot Monday, 17 June 2019 02:58 PM

    Yep Dentist, not foreign cigarettes but foreign medicine.

    MP Monday, 17 June 2019 03:53 PM

    YOU SAY, WE LISTEN.

    Roshanaly Monday, 17 June 2019 03:54 PM

    Then, very soon they will import snakes and snails to cater Chinese workers. Already there is less Stray dogs in the city.

    Dee Monday, 17 June 2019 04:01 PM

    We will protest and block your motorcade!

    Nimal Monday, 17 June 2019 04:07 PM

    Don’t worry Rajitha. You won’t be a Minister for long!


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




H&M labels dumped in Nature Reserve

A group of volunteers during a clean-up of the Wetahirakanda Nature Reserve h

Employees’ health and safety our top-most priority - Brandix

When inquired, Brandix Apparel Limited said that health and safety of employe

“Workers who fainted had water sprinkled on their faces and had to work again”

Health authorities believe the first reported Covid-19 infected worker from t

“Social media ruined us” - husband of Minuwangoda Brandix factory worker

The Minuwangoda Brandix factory worker who first tested positive for Covid-19

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.