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Govt. earned Rs.84.1 billion from liquor in 2015: Ravi

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A total of 183 million litres of liquor, marketed under different brands, had been sold in Sri Lanka upto November 1 this year, Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake informed Parliament today.

Responding to an oral question raised by MP Dullas Alahapperuma in the House, the minister revealed the fact that 65.2 million litres of Arrack, 5.1 million litres of imported liquor, 100.4 million litres of alcoholic beverages made using different grains as well as 3.8 million litres of toddy were sold during the given period.

He said government revenue from liquor licenses had risen to Rs 84.1 billion in 2015 compared to Rs 69 million earned the previous year.

Responding to a supplementary question raised by Mr Alahapperuma as to why the revenue received from liquor licenses had increased, Minister Karunanayake said the increase in revenues from liquor was a direct result of the government's decision to levy a fee of Rs 15 million when liquor shops were converted into supermarkets. (Yohan Perera)
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  • Bippity Boppity Boo Thursday, 17 December 2015 09:02 AM

    This shows the amount of Ethanol that was imported to Sri Lanka illegally without paying tax. Speck Johnny !

    Bala Thursday, 17 December 2015 09:03 AM

    So what development did your FM who was MR do for ten years. Lost GSP Fishingg subsidy lost export earnings. Great development at high cot of borrong. All these sins must be now paid.

    paddy Thursday, 17 December 2015 09:13 AM

    Who is the new shareholders of latest artack company and why was tax not increased as aginst beer we all no the secret

    janith Thursday, 17 December 2015 12:28 AM

    Wow, Is it the main revenue in Sri Lanka Liquor consumption ? or Exporting women to Saudi ? What a development finance minister.

    Shan Thursday, 17 December 2015 09:51 AM

    Alcohol ruins the country

    Arthur Thursday, 17 December 2015 09:54 AM

    Can someone please give some statistic following:Amount spent by Government Hospital for alcohol related sickness? Amount and time spent by Government officials to resolve alcohol related violence, cases and accidents? How many people in Sri Lanka was driven into more poverty and family issues because of addiction to alcohol? How much of money is spent on rehabilitation of addicts?How many lifes were lost?

    G.M. Jayawardena Thursday, 17 December 2015 10:06 AM

    Srilanka is the only country other than the Muslim countries that the liquor is sold by the relatives or the friends of the politicians through permits...What criteria should be fulfilled to obtain the permit and what qualifications are required to sell liquor as in pharmaceutical products?.... ...permits system should be abolished and liberalized selling liquor as in other developed countries like Singapore....Even in India the selling liquor is not required to have a permit.... Why there is no permit for selling cigarettes which is more harmful for the health than liquor?

    paba Thursday, 17 December 2015 05:01 AM

    What irony. According to research alcohol is directly related to poverty of Sri Lankan community.

    Gamaraala Thursday, 17 December 2015 08:04 AM

    One for the Cemetery..... Cheers !!!!!

    BuffaloaCitizen Thursday, 17 December 2015 08:15 AM

    Since independence, our leaders are proud that this is what they have achieved for the country.

    HIFI Thursday, 17 December 2015 08:22 AM

    What about the HIFI Drinking Does it directly related to Poverty.

    SL Thursday, 17 December 2015 08:41 AM

    If you visit a bar in the evening, you can see who are the people buying alchol .How pathetic to see a government seeking revenue from liquor selling . this is no better than Kasippu Mudalali !


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