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A Sri Lankan man in Saudi Arabia was jailed for five years and is to get more than 400 lashes with the whip after he was seized selling liquor in the Gulf Kingdom, press reports said today.
 
The unnamed man was caught by members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice while selling alcohol in a public place in the western town of Taif, newspapers said.
 
A court sentenced him to five years in prison, 80 lashes for being drunk and 70 lashes to be repeated five times for selling liquor. He will also be deported from Saudi Arabia and placed on the blacklist. (Emirates 24/7)
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  • Andy Monday, 06 June 2011 08:09 AM

    This is a famous secret in Soudi and Kuwait... only guys from SL are doing the liquor business there for decades!

    DHA Monday, 06 June 2011 08:19 AM

    Some Punishment......what a idiot he is.......

    bernard Tuesday, 07 June 2011 04:18 AM

    He must be a kassippu maker in Sri Lanka and forgot where he is living.SL should bring in the same punishment for makers of illicit alcohol and drug trafficking.

    prem Monday, 06 June 2011 06:57 PM

    very well

    lankaman Monday, 06 June 2011 07:53 AM

    very good punishment to those who think they can go anywhere and do whatever 3rd class work they used to do in SL


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