Excise Dept to monitor liquor outlets during New Year period

Excise Department yesterday said a special programme is in place to prevent malpractices in licensed liquor outlets during the New Year season from April 9 to 15.

Deputy Excise Commissioner and Media Spokesman Kapila Kumarasinghe in a statement said that this special investigation programme is in force across the country during this period.

“According to this programme, the licensed
liquor outlets will be regularly monitored. Raids will be conducted following public complaints and information. Excise Officer in Charges (OIC) were advised to take actions with regard to these incidents,” he said.

He also said special mechanism was initiated to monitor the progress of this programme.

He added that the department sought the public’s support to make this programme a success and added that any such malpractice could be informed via 0112 045 077 (telephone), 0112 877 882 (fax) and oiccrime@excise.gov.lk (e-mail). (Kalathma Jayawardhane)