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There is a debate in certain quarters whether to legalise ‘Kasippu’ which is a local brew of alcoholic drink presently considered illicit, Senior Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama said in Parliament today.
 
However, he said that the government still holds the view that it should be considered illicit liquor. However the government continues to raid kasippu dens.
 
“We always talk about beer and arrack when it comes to alcoholic drinks.   Nobody has surveyed proper information about ‘Kasippu’. It has become a serious problem today. There is a debate whether it should be legalised after determining certain standards for brewing it. Late Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle held this view strongly. 
 
UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake said that the late MP Bharata Lakshman Premachandra voiced his concern about the menace of alcohol and drugs, however the government did not listen to him.
 
“There is no use of shedding crocodile tears now. Had the government listened to him at that time, he would have remained alive even today,” the UNP MP said.
 
He also proposed to the House that the ‘Kassippu’ and drug menace should be eradicated from the country, the MP said. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)

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  • Rasika J Thursday, 20 October 2011 04:30 AM

    This country has more serious issues than this!

    niluuka Friday, 21 October 2011 07:02 AM

    N o more Police stations will be burnt!

    globetrotter Wednesday, 19 October 2011 02:37 PM

    It's time to legalise this. Making it illegal has brought nothing but misery, crime and violence!

    Migrant Wednesday, 19 October 2011 11:31 PM

    Well, Russia has Vodka and Japan has Sake. So why not SL have Kasippu?

    Paul Thursday, 20 October 2011 07:46 AM

    Mathata Thita Kattiya, Thitata Math wela wage

    GSK Thursday, 20 October 2011 07:29 AM

    Kasippu he he... good move .. is there are strategies to be come Miracle of Asia???

    MagodisThuma Thursday, 20 October 2011 01:40 AM

    No..No...Thithata...Matha !.

    izmie Wednesday, 19 October 2011 11:07 AM

    Three hearty cheers!

    Powerless Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:58 AM

    It was wrong to limit the freedom of people, freedom to drink the drink of their choice, in the first place. Removing the illegality is the right thing to do.

    dhana Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:58 AM

    Ela fowzy!
    Many other illicit products are in the free market and how about them?

    Samba Wednesday, 19 October 2011 11:43 AM

    MATHATA THITHA ????????????

    DHA Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:01 PM

    Surely must be a baseless allegation.........

    Ramesh Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:27 PM

    Mathata Thittha...

    Mili Thursday, 20 October 2011 09:41 AM

    I like it! Need one of our OWN brands! Ilike to see Kasippun in UK Pubs!

    Anura Wednesday, 19 October 2011 01:29 PM

    Thithata Matha ??????

    Ha-Ha Thursday, 20 October 2011 03:29 AM

    Good move! Do proper quality control before they sell.

    kuma Thursday, 20 October 2011 04:03 AM

    nop, it will spread like inferno, it should not.


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