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The Government suspended the import of ethanol for liquor manufacturing with immediate effect, the Ministry of Finance, economic and policy development Ministry said today.

They said the decision was taken following the instructions given by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is also the Finance Minister.

He also said required Ethanol is manufactured locally. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 16

  • Samson Wednesday, 01 January 2020 04:57 PM

    Good decision. Liquor must use sugar cane and Toddy.

    Borat Wednesday, 01 January 2020 05:06 PM

    Poor Johnston

    Drink Wednesday, 01 January 2020 05:12 PM

    Drink..drink....drink and die...die....die soon but before pay the taxes.

    perera Wednesday, 01 January 2020 09:27 PM

    Even without drink, drink, drink ! you will die ! pay your tax befo !

    Independent Observer Wednesday, 01 January 2020 10:59 PM

    Good shot at those BIG liquor millionaires who show the public that they are 'upasakayayas !' Sorry, Mr. Johnston !

    Ralahamy Thursday, 02 January 2020 06:55 AM

    If you drink you die. If you don't drink also you die. So why not drink and die? This is the slogan of the Kasippu Mudalalis.

    Chryshan K. Wednesday, 01 January 2020 05:13 PM

    Wow that's the way to go. Now govt close contacts will import in container loads clear customs unopened and will sell it for exorbitant prices and Profit shared with decision makers.

    Dalu Banda Wednesday, 01 January 2020 05:47 PM

    Excellent decition. Request to give priority to reinstate Kanthalai Sugar Factory and enhance the irrigation capacities to sugarcane cultivations in the district. (Mahaweli Ganaga flowing 15 Km distance). As a byproduct more ethanol can be be produced in the sugar manufacturing process to produce "Gal". If any excess rice (paddy) available , can be used to produce high quality C2H5OH. (instead of storing excess paddy in Air Ports and later selling to chicken farms as previously done)

    Johnie Wednesday, 01 January 2020 08:08 PM

    Johnny boy will find a new way ! .

    Avanka Wednesday, 01 January 2020 10:51 PM

    All the ethanol containers came after the scanners were removed at customs, now trying to get popularity, hope people will understand

    cineha Wednesday, 01 January 2020 11:02 PM

    There are some MP's who were involved in the illegal import of ethanol. They must be happy about this decision.

    Sugath Thursday, 02 January 2020 03:38 AM

    "He also said required Ethanol is manufactured locally." Probably from 99% imported ingredients.

    Goonbag Thursday, 02 January 2020 04:21 AM

    how will I make more power in my car :(

    Truth Behind Thursday, 02 January 2020 06:03 AM

    Who had licence to imports these, Johnson? he made enough money already from poisoning the people in this country, but he still is a cabinet minister People in this country are the biggest fools

    Poor Jonny Thursday, 02 January 2020 06:34 AM

    I will quit.

    Cobra Thursday, 02 January 2020 07:21 AM

    Some Ministers will get poorer for this!!!

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