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Labour Minister W.D. J. Seneviratne today proposed a price reduction on a bottle of special arrack despite a decrease in government revenue by way of taxes.

He said this at Ratnapura District Coordinating Committee meeting which was held today.

This proposal was supported by Ratanapura District UNP Parliamentarian A. A. Wijetunga and UNP Provincial Councillor Siripala Kiriella.

The minister said a large number of people engaged in manual labour consume this brand of arrack.

“With the price of a bottle of arrack rising to Rs.1,500, they are compelled to find cheap alternatives such as Kassippu or other illicit liquor,” he said.

He said many estate workers, men and women are known to be addicted to 'kassippu' and added that his proposal might arouse much discussions among the people but whatever said and done we have to face reality. (Ajithlal Shantha Udaya)

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  • Royce Tuesday, 25 April 2017 09:44 AM

    Is this the main problem facing Sri Lanka now? This Banana Republic will stay in this state for years to come!

    RDF Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:25 AM

    Good way to celebrate the international Vesak day minister.

    Sambo Tuesday, 25 April 2017 10:28 AM

    Words of the century by a Sri Lankan minister. We thank you for the word alone. Be careful of RK. These days he is getting glory by throttling the necks of the poor masses.

    Mason Monday, 24 April 2017 06:51 PM

    I support the proposal of the Minister. Hope he'll convince his colleagues and have the price of Special Arrack reduced. In due course think about reducing the price of Old Arrack too, because we Seniors need it to buffer us up !

    Appu Monday, 24 April 2017 06:51 PM

    Why not provide license to those illicit liquor makerssellers. Very sure many politicians entitled too via DM Android App

    Kata Monday, 24 April 2017 06:51 PM

    people can have a good may day rally via DM Android App

    Shelly. Monday, 24 April 2017 07:06 PM

    Many thanks to you John. We drink gal in open while who preach us drink Vat or Blue Label in hiding. via DM Android App

    Be Fair Monday, 24 April 2017 07:18 PM

    Mr. Minister, care for a drink...?????

    JAN Monday, 24 April 2017 07:44 PM

    Please why dont you take a REST via DM Android App

    seqi Monday, 24 April 2017 10:26 PM

    ....but agree with the sentiment....many labourers like a quarter of gal at the end of the day..and a single cigarette via DM Android App

    Kosala Tuesday, 25 April 2017 08:53 PM

    Good idea. via DM Android App

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 25 April 2017 07:17 AM

    Ravi might object since he is hand in glove with MENDIS the hendrans.

    ANTON Tuesday, 25 April 2017 07:33 AM

    " DUPPATHAAGE ... HITHAWATHAA...."

    The Counselor Tuesday, 25 April 2017 08:14 AM

    Is this guy in his proper sense?! Eradicate illicit liquor. Don't rationalise consumption of Alchohol... Who made you a minister first of all?


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