Excise Dept on the lookout for ‘open bars’

Excise Dept on the lookout for ‘open bars’

Excise Dept on the lookout for ‘open bars’

Written by Staff Writer

13 Apr, 2015 | 11:38 am

The Commissioner General of the Excise Department has been requested to conduct a thorough investigation into the sale of alcohol at a bar in Chilaw during the festive season.

Prabath Jayawickrama, Media Spokesperson for the Excise Authority, reiterated that all bars across the country are to be closed on Monday and Tuesday in lieu of the New year.

Jayawickrama said that legal action would be taken against establishments that violate these regulations.

Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, meanwhile, urged the youth of the country to celebrate the New Year without indulging in alcohol.

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