Jan 16, 2018

Cabinet approval for alcohol circular!

The Cabinet has unanimously approved the abolition of the circular issued by the Finance and media Ministry lifting the ban on women purchasing and selling alcohol and the decision to keep liquor outlets open until 10 pm, said Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe.

The Minister made these comments at a media briefing held at the SLFP Headquarters today (16).

He said that President Maithripala Sirisena had openly expressed his disapproval of the circular issued by the Finance Ministry, while all members at the Cabinet briefing that was held today, had also expressed their support for the revoking of the said circular.