Request for online sale of alcohol REJECTED – NOCPCO

Request for online sale of alcohol REJECTED – NOCPCO

Request for online sale of alcohol REJECTED – NOCPCO

Written by Zulfick Farzan

17 Jun, 2021 | 11:56 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said the request for the online sale of liquor was REJECTED.

Speaking to News 1st, the Army Commander noted he rejected the request in the capacity of the Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).

The Spokesperson at the Excise Department, Excise Commissioner Kapila Kumarasinghe said a letter was forwarded to Army Commander General Shavendra who heads the NOCPCO, seeking approval with regard to the online sale of alcohol, after the Finance Ministry granted its approval to the proposal.

However, Kapila Kumarasinghe noted that the Army Commander rejected the request.

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