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The Excise Department yesterday raided four Night Clubs in Kollupitiya, Bambalapitiya and Thimbirigasyaya where they were allegedly selling liquor on Poya Day, Spokesman Prabath Jayawickrema said.

He said these night clubs were found to have violated the Excise Law.

Excise Inspector Lalith Dissanayake said the Night Club owners were liable to be fined by the Excise Department Commissioner General. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • xlntgson Friday, 26 April 2013 10:57 AM

    kiyanta vitarai pilipadinta nehe dharmayata pataheni aadayam ena marga saerama...

    Joseph Sunday, 28 April 2013 12:00 AM

    Well next time if the tax dept can raid the palaces of ministers and the raja paula... that would be better news. via DM Android App

    Sammy Saturday, 27 April 2013 03:15 AM

    Those owners with political connections will get away.

    MayIwin Silva Saturday, 27 April 2013 12:02 AM

    Only four restaurants were raided? what a joke, there are mushroom like restaurants all over Sri Lanka, who do this type of dirty businesses.

    dhak Friday, 26 April 2013 10:56 PM

    are we still living in the dark ages??????

    Damith Friday, 26 April 2013 09:14 PM

    Excise Inspectors were looking for some Arakko for themselves on poya day...

    Angel Friday, 26 April 2013 12:21 PM

    Is consumption of alcohol bad ONLY on Poya Days??? What a joke. What is bad, is always bad.

    Eagle Eyes Friday, 26 April 2013 11:44 AM

    Well done keep it up do not bow down to pressure. Politicians involved in this racket will try to corner you. Be brave and stand firm.

    Maha Rajanani Friday, 26 April 2013 11:08 AM

    One country one law, well done.

    sss Friday, 26 April 2013 11:07 AM

    separation of state and religion

    sss Friday, 26 April 2013 11:04 AM

    They will hear from temple going senior politicians

    Ishan Friday, 26 April 2013 08:35 AM

    well done keep it up

    Fairose Friday, 26 April 2013 10:39 AM

    Consumption of alcohol is higher on Poya days than regular days as people got nothing to do as only a handful go to temple the others revel on alcohol. Hypocrites, Hypocrites everywhere we know even the big big shots take refuge under alcohol after the customary TV shoot-out for the gullible.

    mohamed asfar Friday, 26 April 2013 10:30 AM

    good one for a holiday destination. jayawewa.

    citizen Friday, 26 April 2013 10:28 AM

    Do you think the license will be canceled??????????

    Sadarana Friday, 26 April 2013 09:45 AM

    I agree wtih Suq. Whats the point in restaurants and night clubs raided on poya and other main religious holidays when the tyrants are full of business two/three days before and these people who buy from the tyrants sell openly on poya days for a higher black market price. Also why raid only in Colombo please go out of colombo too start by cleaning up the sacred city of Anuradhapura from alcohol and prostitution on a holy day like poya.

    nalaka Friday, 26 April 2013 09:19 AM

    real bebba talk

    Francis Friday, 26 April 2013 09:18 AM

    Go to the restaurants on apoya day and se how freely alcohol is served

    Francis Friday, 26 April 2013 09:17 AM

    Hey guys go down to Unawatuna and observe how the restaurants there serve alcohol on poya days. It is going business as usual regardless of what the days is about.

    rathne Friday, 26 April 2013 09:11 AM

    well said Anton.

    ANTON Friday, 26 April 2013 08:47 AM

    DO THEY THINK THAT PEOPLE GO TO NIGHT CLUBS TO OBSERVE SIL.

    Suq Madique Friday, 26 April 2013 08:43 AM

    Anyway this law is a big sham and must be scrapped. Abstaining should be a choice of the individual and not forced upon them. All it does is increase sales before Poya and others make a buck selling it illegally.


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