Colombo Telegraph

UNP Unanimously Decided Vote Against Casino Bill

The main opposition United National Party’s Parliamentary Group has unanimously decided it will vote against attempts by the Government to legalise Casinos through draft legislation to be presented in Parliament on 24 October, the Party said in a media release yesterday.

The Cabinet has already approved projects to construct integrated complexes that include casinos by Leisure Holdings at D.R. Wijewardane Mawatha and Water Front Properties Private Ltd at Justice Akbar Mawatha and Glennie Street in Colombo, the UNP said.

The Strategic Development Bill No 14 will be presented to Parliament on 24 October to legalise Casinos in the country and set up the legal framework for these casino projects, the UNP said.

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