500 arrested over excise violations during Vesak

500 arrested over excise violations during Vesak

500 arrested over excise violations during Vesak

Written by Staff Writer

19 May, 2019 | 5:41 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Department of Excise stated several operations across the country during the Vesak season led to the arrest of 500 individuals. The department seized liquor, spirits and equipment used to filter liquor which is valued at nearly Rs 4mn.

Meanwhile, a hotel in Pellandeniya, Kurunegala which has sold alcohol on Vesak Poya day was sealed.

The department went on to say that the operations are still in effect. The public can complain on 011 204 50 77,     011 219 21 92 and fax on 011 287 78 82.

 

 

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