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Reduce price of ‘Gal arrack’ before New Year: State Minister

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By Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera

Parliament, Feb. 21 (Daily Mirror)- The government must reduce the price of special arrack (Gal arrack) before the New Year for the common man to take a booze, State Minister Chamara Sampath said today.

He told Parliament that prices of arrack had gone up exorbitantly and that people tend to drink illicit liquor (Kasippu).

"The price of a bottle of Gal arrack has gone up. People now drink illicit liquor. Taverns are deserted. People cannot drink 'Kasippu' every day. They need to drink 'Gal arrack' at least for the New Year," he said.

The State Minister said a bottle of Gal arrack can be reduced to Rs. 1,500 adding that spirits needed to brew arrack can be obtained from Pelwatte, Sewanagala and Ethimale.

 


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  • UAli Wednesday, 21 February 2024 06:36 PM

    Though uneducated this person is clever,he wants to reduce price of arrack, Ganja Diana works hard for legalize cannabis,truthfully both attempting to keep public intoxicated till election is over

    Premadasa Thursday, 22 February 2024 02:20 AM

    They both as bedfellows in their right minded thinking will drive this country into a bigger debt trap while the public will be in a 'happy world' of stupor.

    Mahila Thursday, 22 February 2024 04:26 AM

    Smart Guy, trying to Conducti, a “COST-EFFECTIVE ELECTION CAMPAIGN”!!?? – The provision of 10 Million Voters, 50% Females (demographic census), ¼ Bottle Gal Arrack – Total quantity both sides – A reduction of Rs. 10 per Bottle of Gal Arrack – results in saving of 12.5 Million SL Rs for all 175 elected MPs!!??? Average saving for him individually his re-election is, SL Rs 71.500.00!!?? Substantial savings and should be a VERY COMMENDABLE act by Excise department, considering his Meritorious action of serving as saviour of Mother Lanka!! APPROVED UNANIMOUS CONCENSUS!?

    Wickremasinghe Wednesday, 21 February 2024 06:38 PM

    Wade, Wade, Wade.

    Rishan Wednesday, 21 February 2024 06:56 PM

    Most burning issue at the moment....

    Rip Winkle Wednesday, 21 February 2024 07:10 PM

    First reduce the prices of essential items like food and medicines, jackass!

    johan Wednesday, 21 February 2024 07:21 PM

    Common man will not take a booze like those days but he is vigilant till next elections to chase out all corrupt politicians

    Mfbkandy Wednesday, 21 February 2024 07:52 PM

    Reduce the GAL and increase the POL. Drink and die.

    Gon thadiyaa Wednesday, 21 February 2024 07:56 PM

    Why such nincompoops are responsible for the welfare of the poor helpless citizens, I don't know..

    Mahila Thursday, 22 February 2024 03:50 PM

    Because Majority Elects that Gon Thadiya!?

    Ram Wednesday, 21 February 2024 08:20 PM

    Sure, RW will reduce the price as a bait for the elections. He little knows that he cannot win

    Ram Wednesday, 21 February 2024 08:20 PM

    Sure, RW will reduce the price as a bait for the elections. He little knows that he cannot win

    Saman Wednesday, 21 February 2024 08:34 PM

    What a moron! Seems to know a lot about brewing. Does he have vested interests in any distillery or in his backyard?

    ROSH Wednesday, 21 February 2024 08:46 PM

    Excellent idea. We can enjoy the local product readily available in my village. He can enjoy drinking GAL and spend the night with unelected master debating president on his double bed in the dark. He soon find out how steamy his bed on one night stand.

    Minister is asking for a more troubled society Wednesday, 21 February 2024 08:48 PM

    Minister must be worshiping a Yakka, wanting arrack more cheaply available. There will be a lot more violence and abuse if alcohol is made more readily available.

    Tinpot president and his chimpanzees Thursday, 22 February 2024 02:02 AM

    Yipeee…..all our problems will disappear and the citizens will be farting rainbows.

    shanakab Thursday, 22 February 2024 07:51 AM

    wow someone wants to get the gal arrack price down so can manipulate uneducated people easily before election...mmm very familiar pattern we see here

    Nimal Thursday, 22 February 2024 07:51 AM

    There seems to be some sense in what he is saying.

    Sambo Thursday, 22 February 2024 07:51 AM

    Could the ministry of finance give the public updated statistics on the sales of liquor and tobacco after the price increase.I am sure you have not met even 50% of you target.

    Anura Jayantha Thursday, 22 February 2024 08:32 AM

    Pohottuwa and sjb henchmen can vote cheaply..at a lesser cost to the politicians..

    Those are the good old days! Thursday, 22 February 2024 08:52 AM

    Sorry Sampath! You cannot beat the record of the great socialist NM. Perera, who gave us GAL Arrack at Rs. 8/- a bottle. We drank to our heart's content and slept everyday, in the office and at home. No production in work place or at home. There was always a quarter bottle in our pockets for only Rs.2/- But we were sober when we voted for JR.

    Rajiv De Silva Thursday, 22 February 2024 12:26 PM

    Lankawe davena prashna? This guy is hillariouse.

    ANNECUNT Thursday, 22 February 2024 07:41 PM

    slpp is giving gall arrack and packet of chicken buriyani for your vote from mahindas stolen money

    ANNECUNT Thursday, 22 February 2024 07:41 PM

    slpp is giving gall arrack and packet of chicken buriyani for your vote from mahindas stolen money


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