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President Maithripala Sirisena today said if the government banned all liquor licences and cigarettes putting an end to liquor sale and cigarettes, those who consume them could even topple the government.

“From the bottom of my heart, I’m ready to stop the selling of liquor and cigarettes. But the power of the people who consume liquor is extensive. If we are to stop it, we have to get ready for a change of government which means those who consume liquor can topple a government,” he said.
 
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  • maketh Tuesday, 17 November 2015 12:44 AM

    Prohibition was an utter failure in the United States. Please learn from history.

    mfz Tuesday, 17 November 2015 11:40 AM

    Just a speech,,see how many comments against it..

    nimal Tuesday, 17 November 2015 02:23 AM

    Mr. President,Do not even think about banning it.

    Lanka Tuesday, 17 November 2015 04:14 AM

    Are you serious? How many governments are being toppled in the world that probably consume more liquor and cigarettes?

    lion Tuesday, 17 November 2015 05:10 AM

    The best you could do is to cancel the liquor licences of politicians irrespective of their party affiliations.

    dessy Tuesday, 17 November 2015 10:02 AM

    First see the revenue government is earning from them. If banned, the government will get toppled automatically.


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