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The lotteries ticket dealers said they would stop selling lottery tickets from January 1 if the government does not withdraw its proposal to increase the price of a ticket to Rs.30, the All Island Lottery Dealers Society (AILDS) said today.

AILDS Chairperson Krishantha Marambage said President Maithripala Sirisena should have intervened to resolve this matter because the increase in the price of a ticket would create a huge loss in the lottery ticket industry.

“It is not still clear who had decided to increase the price. We don’t know whether it is a decision of the Finance Ministry or the two lotteries boards,” he said.

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  • Shelly Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:49 PM

    It does not matter, after all it's sheer luck, why are the dealers worried. .?

    Veda mama Friday, 30 December 2016 03:19 AM

    Want to "Kill the Goose that lays Golden Eggs".

    Dee Friday, 30 December 2016 08:29 AM

    You really have the mentality of a lottery seller.

    Janz Friday, 30 December 2016 11:02 AM

    where All the Lottery money Goes via DM Android App

    Wasana Thursday, 29 December 2016 04:01 PM

    We too wont try our luck. via DM Android App

    daily boru Thursday, 29 December 2016 04:17 PM

    Good the addicts will stop buying lotteries as they did for cigarettes. The government can recruit new sellers.

    Iqbal Thursday, 29 December 2016 04:17 PM

    Strikes and boycott should not be tolerated any more, Send these guys home and appoint new dealers.

    Anthony Thursday, 29 December 2016 04:18 PM

    this is a stupid move let it be anyone who is responsible. I do agree with what this person says.

    ceylon Thursday, 29 December 2016 04:26 PM

    government is to provide educationhealthcaresecurity and justice.dont do what is not governments duty.no much tax need if do only governments job. via DM Android App

    usaguy Thursday, 29 December 2016 04:55 PM

    in usa lotteries ate sold in all grocery stores retailers pharmacies ect. other than the scratch tickets all others are computerised. you ask numbers you want. hight time we do via DM Android App

    Kadiya Thursday, 29 December 2016 05:18 PM

    'Do I feel lucky?' Naagh, I shall never buy a ticket at that price. I think this bloody govt. is pushing its 'luck' too far!!!

    The Undertaker Thursday, 29 December 2016 05:46 PM

    Yes. This government is pushing their luck too far and will end up in the dumps in all aspects.

    sss Thursday, 29 December 2016 06:21 PM

    Good. The trash around these places may be gone

    Save Thursday, 29 December 2016 08:26 PM

    If all proposals made by the government are rejected then something is wrong. Can you understand what it is?

    Save Thursday, 29 December 2016 08:28 PM

    Are you trying to compare apples to oranges? Other words ethical vs. Unethical.


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