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The COVID-19 task force has decided not to allow consumers to purchase liquor online through supermarket chains, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said.

Though the approval was granted to the Excise Department by the Finance Ministry to allow consumers to purchase liquor online, the government later decided not to go ahead with the proposal considering the number of objections from the health association and current Covid-19 situation.

The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) also expressed their grave concern over the Finance Ministry's decision to permit the online sale of liquor.

They requested the government not to provide permission for online sales of alcohol which will make matters worse for all Sri Lankans already suffering from many hardships due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Excise Department was waiting to implement the proposal following the approval from the COVID-19 task force.

However, General Silva said that the COVID-19 Prevention task force has not granted approval for the proposal .(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

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  • JEANNE FERRER Thursday, 17 June 2021 12:15 PM

    Congratulations to the Covid Taskforce! And well done to the first good news article in a long, long time!

    Kiru Thursday, 17 June 2021 12:15 PM

    of course ! only " connected people" gets everything in sri lanka. I need to find some connection too.

    Dinesh Thursday, 17 June 2021 12:16 PM

    Can someone tell me who is governing this country ???

    Sunil Thursday, 17 June 2021 12:17 PM

    Absolute anarchy. Nobody knows who is in control. The right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. If the state agencies cannot coordinate a relatively simple matter such as this what more can we expect at this critical juncture. Too many cooks are really spoiling the soup and the president, pm and the health minister are silent.

    mendis Thursday, 17 June 2021 12:33 PM

    who is the minister of finance ???????????????????????ha ha ha ha aha what a joke

    Dr.Jeckle Thursday, 17 June 2021 12:34 PM

    Next they will say meat also not good, so ban meet? Since when SLMA can decide, what we are doing in our own premises..

    Colin Thursday, 17 June 2021 12:36 PM

    Sanity has prevailed

    Wickremeratne Friday, 18 June 2021 07:23 AM

    Kasippu dealers happy


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