sozzled to the gills
Some 106,744,533 litres guzzled p. a. despite Mathata Thitha
The local production and import of liquor had shown a marked increase since 2005, the year in which Mathata Thitha under the Mahinda Chinthana programme commenced, Parliament was told yesterday (23).
The production of local liquor in 2006 increased by 16.9 percent, 30.2 percent in 2007 and 19.4 percent compared to 2005, State Revenue and Finance Minister Ranjith Siymabalapitiya said.
Percentage wise the import of foreign liquor, too, had shot up by 3.13 percent...
Anura Siriwardena, Chairman of the ITN receives a special
award in recognition of his services from W. P. A. M. Wijesinghe,
General Manager of the country’s oldest television network, at a
recent function held at BMICH to felicitate workers.
(Pic Nishan S. Priyantha)
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