Excise duty on liquor has been increased from today, Finance Ministry said. Accordingly the price of a litre of arrack will be increased by Rs.25 to 30 while a litre of beer will be increased by Rs. 10.
Chanaka Palliyaguru Wednesday, 31 July 2013 10:13 AM
Good news for Johnston as this will increase his illicit liquor trade.
ANTON Wednesday, 31 July 2013 10:14 AM
THIS TIME NOT MATHATA THITHA......... MATHATA DUTIYA.
unchikun Wednesday, 31 July 2013 10:41 AM
Spend more time listening to bana or praying, Nice.
Wijesinghe Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:00 AM
Very Good move, we must put full stop to liquor then only we can be a developed country.
Mohan Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:14 AM
If the Government earns from the sale of liquor by way of excise duty it has a legal obligation to ensure that the Liquor manufactured is of quality. Why are there no quality checks on liquor such as by the Sri Lanka Standards Institute.? If it is because of the matata titha policy then stop earning revenue from the production and sale of liquor..
Siripala Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:15 AM
Deva Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:33 AM
Impose extra levy on Bars. Thank You for the price increase. Increase the Beef Price by 5 fold.
Premalal Thursday, 01 August 2013 02:58 AM
Your Idea is brilliant. Bars may close but, there will be Kasippu joints everywhere run by the politicians. Farmers will give up cattle farming or they will starve the old unproductive cows and bull calves to death.
Peraira Thursday, 01 August 2013 03:56 AM
Nodrog Thursday, 01 August 2013 05:21 AM
wijesinghe don't be so ignorant. Its corruption, greed, nepotism, and thuggery thats stalling our progress NOT liquor.
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