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The Uva Province reported the consumption of 17 million litres of toddy, 4.4 million liters of government arrack and 4.3 million liters of beer in 2015, Uva Province Asst. Commissioner of Excise, D. H. C Silva said.

Statistics indicated that liquor consumption in the Province was increasing at a higher proportion each year, the official said.

However, the highest consumption of toddy, arrack and beer was reported from the estate sector, Bandarawela and Haputale areas. Silva also said that liquor consumption among women in the estate sector had increased.

In addition to illicit toddy, illicit liquor was also prevalent in the estate sector. “We are conducting raids continuously to stop the menace,” he said.  (Prasad Rukmal)

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  • Don Friday, 13 January 2017 05:32 PM

    Thank you Johnston via DM Android App

    Jans Friday, 13 January 2017 06:05 PM

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    Drunk Friday, 13 January 2017 06:23 PM

    This is nothing new. Whole country including minories are addicted to alcohol. It is hard to find a wedding party or even a funeral without this wonder drink. Soon we will have bar in schools for children to start a brite day. All just for show only nl proper enforcement or control via DM Android App

    Lanka Friday, 13 January 2017 08:26 PM

    They, mostly tea estate workers cry about not getting higher wages, this is what they do with what they get. Bust the money on boos. Pay more....drink more.

    blackparrot Saturday, 14 January 2017 08:57 AM

    For some poor citizens the only way to forget the misery.Remove the misery and the alco will go away, slowly but surely

    Rose Friday, 13 January 2017 02:51 PM

    Example set by new chief minister of Uva

    ANTON Friday, 13 January 2017 03:22 PM

    HUIRAYYYY ............

    NAF Friday, 13 January 2017 04:00 PM

    Rapid development happening in UVA Economic growth new calculator

    Dee Friday, 13 January 2017 04:11 PM

    Now that they are national heros! Cheers!

    Danusker Friday, 13 January 2017 05:08 PM

    This issue has to solved faster. Hope that this doesn't turn out as the TASMAC issue in India.


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