Ports Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena says that liquor outlets cannot be opened without the permission of the government and that the registered liquor outlets have been opened due to the permission given by the government.
He was speaking to the media in Kalutara.
“Illegal drugs are on the rise in many parts of the country. Then this is not a very optimistic work.
People drink these and become very sick. This is a big problem. Deihamaduwana has no money, no money, so I went to the bar to look.
We are told to pay Rs. 2000, not to eat and Rs. 5000. The bars are open. My mom was in line for about a mile and a half. ”