Illegal liquor consumption up | Sunday Observer

Illegal liquor consumption up

30 October, 2022

While the consumption of legally-approved types of liquor by Sri Lankans has increased by 50 percent, the consumption of illegally- manufactured liquor products has gone up by 300 percent.

This fact was revealed in a report issued by the World Bank last year. This rapid increase was reported from 2004-2016. These facts were revealed by State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya at the Annual General Meeting of the Excise Officers Union in Kandy recently.