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Liquor and cigarettes prices have been increased by the government with immediate effect. Prices of all varieties of cigarettes have gone up by one rupee and the price of a bottle of arrack by Rs. 50.00 and a litre of beer by Rs. 5.00.

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  • R.F.Maria Dineshan. Friday, 29 October 2010 09:52 AM

    Price increase on arrack can cause Local "Kasippu" Production....

    spark Friday, 29 October 2010 10:00 AM

    This money is required for rejoicement for kings one week ceremony next month.

    paul Friday, 29 October 2010 07:20 AM

    No,not at all.This is merely to increase government income .In any case people cut down drinking and smoking,then the expectations of the government are not fulfilled.

    Fanam Friday, 29 October 2010 07:23 AM

    some are seeing this as a increase in essential goods. Fanam

    Tintin Saturday, 30 October 2010 07:14 AM

    Its time to develop livestock in Sri Lanka. Then people can eat curd and drink milk! Well done GOSL!

    Dinesh Friday, 29 October 2010 07:31 AM

    Why few people are happy about it? jbcoz now only rich people afford to drink ..This is not increased in the intrest of public ony to increase GVT revenue.Dont make pre assumptions Chow Chow

    nihal Saturday, 30 October 2010 07:42 AM

    Yes, Yes, Hurrah!! Now we who have to suffer the destructive consequences of those who indulge in these wasteful addictions can benefit. GOSL please increase these prices a lot more.

    Dhiga Friday, 29 October 2010 07:38 AM

    What an achievement by the Govt. Brilliant!

    Ranjit Friday, 29 October 2010 07:52 AM

    Nice way to bridge the budget deficit. Everyone seems to be happy. Why not make it ten times more and ban the sale of foreign liquor and wines.

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 29 October 2010 08:08 AM

    Indication that a so called "Budget" is round the corner; what a difference from the good old days when no prior indications of a upcoming budget was given.

    Above the crowd Mr. Friday, 29 October 2010 10:46 AM

    If you have the bucks, who cares?

    RanFerdi Friday, 29 October 2010 11:00 AM

    yes totally agree not good for this kind of a country.. If ppl started to think wisely and act for what they see as wrong. OMG -

    Chow Chow Friday, 29 October 2010 05:31 AM

    This is to protect the environment (green house effect) and the heath of the people.

    brosef Friday, 29 October 2010 09:55 PM

    Price increase on arrack will create more demand for local kasippu.... my brother in law will be thrilled! :)

    A Pubbaka Friday, 29 October 2010 05:32 AM

    Well done.

    scrap_metal Friday, 29 October 2010 05:38 AM

    they raise these very proudly ... all the other hikes under the table..

    knight Rider Friday, 29 October 2010 05:43 AM

    This will increase revenue since the demand will increase now that the nightlife is more active after the war ended. good for the Govt, bad for drunk drivers.

    starbuck Friday, 29 October 2010 05:44 AM

    Mervin Silva will be very happy as his Peliyagoda-special will have a higher demand.

    Mohamed Friday, 29 October 2010 08:55 AM

    Why did they increase Beer by Rs 5/=?Is it because the rich & famous of SL drinking this stuff? The Poor people will have to go for Kasippu! More headaches for the the poor.

    Channa M Friday, 29 October 2010 05:48 AM

    AYYIO!!!!! Indala wedak ne

    malithlk Friday, 29 October 2010 05:49 AM

    After the second oath number of ministers will increase. all this money will go for maintains this jumbo cabinet.

    Darren Friday, 29 October 2010 09:07 AM

    Sad news. Very sad.Must protest for a wage increase now? Ah I know who can help us.

    mala Friday, 29 October 2010 06:20 AM

    all hail, Moonshine and Marijuana!! shall we?

    archis Friday, 29 October 2010 06:29 AM

    Even though the prices go up, there are some lunatics still smoke and drink

    MW Friday, 29 October 2010 06:30 AM

    "a bottle of arrack " a 750 ml or 1 liter bottle?. Govt can do whatever with the idiots living here.

    Nimal Friday, 29 October 2010 06:32 AM

    Thanks a lot. We can reduce the health bill.

    just another citizen Friday, 29 October 2010 06:34 AM

    Fags go up? Nice terminology

    sltk2004 Friday, 29 October 2010 06:36 AM

    Cigarette and liquor prices up, web sites blocked - very little things left to do in this country ..

    Suren Friday, 29 October 2010 06:53 AM

    why one more thing left - Girls

    indika Friday, 29 October 2010 09:47 AM

    Seems like you too use that special !!!

    indika Friday, 29 October 2010 09:49 AM

    Your interests are limited I think.

    indika Friday, 29 October 2010 09:51 AM

    What do you want to do ? Reduce the price to prevent them from Kasippu ??


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