Cancel liqour licences contravening excise laws
The Northern Provincial Council (NPC) adopted a resolution last
Monday to request the Finance Minister and other authorities to cancel
licences issued in contravention of Excise laws in the country.
According to NPC Chairman, C.V.K.Sivagnanam, the resolution was
adopted in the wake of the increasing incidents of violence and gruesome
criminal acts that have been witnessed in the recent past and
considering public opinion that liquor shops and wine stores are located
in prohibited and undesirable places, In a letter to Finance Minister,
Ravi Karunanake ,with copies to the Excise Department and all Government
Agents of the five Northern districts, the NPC Chairman has been
informed of the resolution passed by the Council.