Several organizations led by Buddhist monks handed over a hand written request to Presidents Secretary Lalith Weeratunga at the Independence Square today calling to reactivate the National authority for tobacco and alcohol. Pic By Kushan Pathiraja
Oh, they can walk the earth but the govt. will never kill the golden goose!!!
sw Sunday, 24 October 2010 02:39 PM
Tobacco is the least of our worries, absence of law and order, corruption and cost of living should be on top of the list.
Obelix Sunday, 24 October 2010 02:49 PM
What about chewing of Betel and spit out of buses and trains giving a pass byers red spray.
Mushi Sunday, 24 October 2010 05:09 PM
You are a smoker for sure!!!
Faqi Sunday, 24 October 2010 05:23 PM
Prohibition by legislation never works in any country. Smoking is definitely bad for ones health, there is no doubt about that. But will any Government really take action to stop the very large sum of money coming into its coffers by way of exercise tax on tobacco products? I doubt it very much. Its a question of educating the public to the health hazards of smoking which will eventually curtail the smoking habit. Liquor on the other hand seems to be a panacea for many ills and no country has successfully curtailed the use of alcohol. Its a lost cause even attempting to stop it.
bandara Monday, 25 October 2010 04:33 AM
The people who induldge in this most are ,protesting. How funny?
knight Rider Monday, 25 October 2010 07:10 AM
how come they are not rallying in front of the tobacco company ? and why wont anyone ban betal spitting in public place as they have done for smoking ?
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