24 September, 2020

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Mangala Returns Women To Liquorlessness Of 1979

The Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera on the request of the Cabinet of Ministers today withdrew the two gazette notifications issued under the Excise Ordinance earlier which had lifted the ban on women buying liquor and working in places where liquor is manufactured or sold in addition to relaxing the business hours of liquor establishments, Ministry of Finance & Mass Media said in a statement.

Mangala

Accordingly, the prohibition on selling liquor to women and employing women in places where liquor is manufactured or sold has been re-imposed under Excise Notification No 04 of 2018 signed by the Minister Mangala Samaraweera today (January 18). The other gazette Extraordinary containing the Excise Notification No 03 of 2018 has re-introduced the previous business hours for liquor establishments.

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  • 6
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    That is good and tell all those ladies who want to work and drink ..
    Tell them to go to Hell.
    M&s is right on this issue.
    At least he saved the nation from moral and family destruction.
    Ok.

    • 38
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      Why not ask him to stop sending women to the Middle East, if he is so keen to save the nation from moral and family destruction !

      What hypocrisy !

      • 10
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        Does MS & his gang think Men drinking will not cause family destruction. Or do they think Men know the limit and poor women dont know the limit to stop drinking. Are we living in 18th Century

        • 4
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          If men knew the limits, most of the women would not have ended up as maids in the Middle East

      • 3
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        They saved the women so at least they can go to Middle East to support their families destroyed by alcohol.

      • 7
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        C.
        Spot on.
        Something wrong with the Presidents thinking.? influence of alcohol on him.

  • 29
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    Wake up man the world is changing. Very soon liquor will be available on tap.Prohibition has failed world over. Let people decide what is good for them. Go to any part of the island on any day any time if you want to have a drink speak to a man on the street he will direct you. Here are some points to ponder.
    Murder is illegal. Yet murders take place.
    Robbing is illegal. yet people rob.
    Prostitution is illegal. Yet their is a demand and supply.
    We tried to ban Casiono’s and horse racing. Now business is thriving.
    The govt. can easily stop liquor imports. Why aren’t they doing it.
    From Buddhas time we have failed to stop Kassipu.
    We have to be practical.

    • 3
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      Upali, lets legalize murder, robbing, prostitution and casino. Last but not least, kasippu. And, drunkard dads beating their wives and kids are a curse already. Let the kids be beaten by both drunkard dad and drunkard mom when the women are free to booze. Happy?

      • 14
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        Mad Max,

        You cannot equate Murder, Rape and Robbery with Drinking, Gambling and Prostitution.
        The first three are forced on you against your will but the last three are voluntary acts.
        Please note the distinction!

        • 1
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          Thanks, Estate Labourer.


          Nobody is trying to popularise drinking by protesting against My3’s naive (not evil) intervention. My3 I regard as a sincere man.

          What we are concerned about is something quite abstract: women’s right to equal dignity as men.

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      Upali

      So you want to legalize theft, murder, prostitution, gambling etc..

      We can add more to the list- bribing, blackmailing, kidnapping, brewing bootleg, hacking

      We don’t want police, security forces, politicians

    • 1
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      Likewise, from 1979 to today, there are many women enjoy alcohol in SL

    • 1
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      U,
      “Practical”
      The Prez is not a practical man. He is all talk and very little action. His boss the PM is the practical man.

  • 7
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    The Sri Lankan army is pushing drugs at the boys and girls school gates in Jaffna as callous Govt approved scheme to destroy the current young Tamil generation to curtail budding Tamil Intelligentsia. ….and here in the south they are making a song and dance about a trivial and non existence issue

    • 13
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      Rajash
      Lying has not improved your lot so far.
      You are an exception or the norm?
      Soma

      • 0
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        soma

        Has it improved your lot?
        Don’t you see your lies and paranoia have ruined this country?

    • 10
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      Rajesh, are you sure about your eye sight? Is it alright? I doubt! How can a legitimate army distribute illegal drugs among youth in the country let alone Jaf boys and girls? Do you think general public is so gullible to go by your stupid claim? Are you day dreaming? I suspect you want that to happen. Then your political guras can make big haa hoo at UN and various international summits and bring black marks to SL.

      Try something else that is intelligent men, if you want throw mud at military.

      • 1
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        Hi Max and Som

        have you been to Jaffana?
        go there and stand out side the school gates :)

        • 3
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          Many times my friend. But I never have come across anything to prove your bogus claim.

          • 0
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            Bogus claims?
            yes you guys are always in denial….
            ….wake up man to the reality

            • 0
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              Rajash,

              I’m sure that we have to take what you guys Up North say seriously. Not swallow all your stories, but we’ve got to listen.

              Investigation needs resources and money; but the cost may be greater if gone unchecked now.

              Meanwhile, it is good to see you trying hard to convey the reality to us.

              • 0
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                I n the south the priests are fouind near schools with drugs.

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            max

            Why did you go there in the first place? Were you there to to steal their school bags, pens, pencils, erasers, ….. mobile phones, pocket money or are you a practicing pedophile?

    • 4
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      Rajash
      What you say is partly true. But give some credit to the SL army.
      It defeated the terrorist mafia LTTE with the help of the rest of the world.
      The LTTE also killed Tamils,as did the Sinhalese dominated army.
      But however there is truth in what you say.
      The SL army and police deviously use the criminal elements are economically trapped to callously destroy the school going kids by pedaling them with drugs and encourage liquor consumption.

      Not a day passes without headlines about robberies and sword attacks by youths in the local media about smuggled drugs being detected from across the seas.
      Every such detection, is just a distraction, for more quantities of drugs allowed to filter in conveniently undetected.
      The idea is to give the impression to the rest of the country and the world justification for a huge Sinhala dominated police and army presence in the North.
      It is just a ruse to destroy the conservative traditions of theTamil people.
      The profusion of Buddhist statutes and government assisted Sinhalese settlements is evidence of that plan and purpose.

      • 1
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        Uthungan – completely agree with you

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        Uthungan,

        These are serious charges.

        We, Sinhalese have to take them seriously. This was the major problem we had to solve. Surely, all of us knew that with the ending of the War there were going to be problems of de-mobbing the forces. We did nothing.

        It is the Tamils who are still paying the price. It is time for us, Sinhalese, to face up to our responsibilities.

    • 1
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      Not sure who or for any ethnic issues, but younger generation is targeted from the school times seems to be the tactics now

    • 1
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      I have heard what Rajash says is true, from Sinhalese who had visited Jaffna.I do no know who distributes the stuff. Drugs used to come freely during the war. I am also told that one find a shops selling liquor at every corner.

      Lalith Athulathmudali used to gleefully inform the TV audience on the ways he adopted to destroy the jaffna man’s agricultural economy – I consider him to be the father of the unrest. It may be his ghost who is distributing the drugs.
      Same way i consider it that the father of the JVP uprising were the Sinhala only guys. At that time, there were enough and more retired Govt officers even clerk grades who were competent in English.Their services could have been utilised to teach English in out station schools.We adopted, not that progressive mode, but a very trogressive mode.

  • 1
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    The main focus of our legislators should be the socioeconomic development of all citizens , rather than pandering to the whims and fancies of the upper middle classes .
    Any new legislation such as the ones just rescinded , should be first debated in public as they could adversely impact thousands of impoverished families .

  • 10
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    Agreed, alcohol intoxication leads to moral decadence but why should the law apply only to females when in the 21st century, females have equal rights? Why not go the whole hog & bring in a prohibition law on the consumption of alcohol? The prohibition of alcohol law in the 1930’s America is considered to be the stupidest law ever & was withdrawn soon after as it did not stop people from drinking but opened avenues for enterprising criminals to make more money.

    It is up to the monks to teach moral values but they should do so without interfering with the running of the country. It’s time we had a sensible President who has the guts to stand up to undue pressure from religious & racist bigots & stopped playing to the gallery for votes.

    • 2
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      Indeed, the issue is not with the Alcohol but with the people who drinks it.

    • 1
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      Do not send monks to the schools. there are boys without serious anal problems. They might think of a minor injection

  • 5
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    At this rate we will be called the Sinhala Taliban.

    Instead of picking on Sri Lankan women, they should be more focused on getting rid of prostitution, including foreign women, and stop old pedophiles from coming here, to abuse young boys. We are known as a destination for these sick people to come and prey on our children. How about addressing these real issues?

  • 5
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    Mangala and Ranil are the prime movers behind Yahapalanaya’s treachery, betrayal and ruination of Sinhalese Culture.
    By the way, I saw a world class cartoon appeared in “Ada” newspaper by Avantha that described Yahapalanaya government brilliantly – A tow truck named “Debt” driven by IMF is towing a broken vehicle and the driver of the broken vehicle is asking “how is my driving”. Awesome!

  • 2
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    Colombo Chicks get their stock from John Keells and Richard Peiris…Our Game Gals can’t afford Gin & Tonic or Vodka on the Rocks, or Pink Panther cocktails..So there is no issue about hurting Yahapalana supporters..
    I have heard some Dalit women have a shot of Toddy or a Dram of Mendis Green on pay days..They of course can’t be Yahapalana supporters, unless their Political Leaders have mustered them to vote UNP.
    So why would Dr Mangala introduce such a silly piece of Legislation and give Sira a Free Kick?.
    Mangala can’t be that stupid.
    It is all about giving Dr Ranil’s buddy Dr Mahendran’s SIL a better ROI.
    Aloysious spent serious Bux to buy Mendis Special.
    Extend the trading hours to 10 PM .That is extra sales which means extra profits to Dr Mahendran’s Family trust and extra contributions to UNP Election Fund.

    • 2
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      Kalu Albert

      Something very strange and fishy. You write and sound like K A Sumane. What made you change your name

  • 6
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    The author of this article must be a President’s Golaya (paid servant). If not he or she will not make such a wrong statement. It was Mangala who got the Gazette passed, but its the Leader of the country who wants to dance according to the music of the Buddhist Monks who wanted this withdrawn. By withdrawing we have proved to the world that we treat Women differently than Men as we have DOUBLE STANDARDS. If some one thinks that the readers are fools not knowing under whose direction this was withdrawn they are STUPID FOOLS.

    • 0
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      Lanki, you are right. MS acts as a stupid fool, not only MS even his predecesssor worked on the wishes of the stupid fools -the Buddhist monks.Let us pave the way for the gay community too – they are found in the Temples and had been punished by the courts, but the socalled MAHANAYAKES keep them in their robes.

  • 4
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    “Mangala Returns Women To Liquorlessness Of 1979”
    Mangala did NOT make any moves to ban women drinking alcoholic beverages.
    Sensationalising? Et tu CT?
    The cabinet UNANIMOUSLY decided to rescind the Mangala Excise notification.
    The pre1979 situation was: A grandmother has to have his adult grand-son to buy alcohol. Mangala tried to rectify this absurdity via the Excise notification and so on.

  • 1
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    It is not the Minister who withdrew the gazette its the President. There is no point in blaming the Minister. Its the Minister who got the initial gazette passed. Blame the correct person please.

  • 0
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    Police say 10% of the accidents are caused by drinking and driving Who is responsible for the balance?

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