Sri Lanka Excise department says illegal alcohol consumption in Sri Lanka has increased during Coronavirus outbreak curfew.
“With this situation, we figured that illegal liquor usage has seen a huge increase, which was unexpected by us. It was noted that such usage of illegal liquor also could contribute to the spread of Covid-19 as social distancing is not upheld in such circumstances.” Excise Department spokesman Kapila Kumarasinghe said addressing a press conference.
The production, sale and detection of illicit alcoholic has been notably increased he said.
Sale and distribution of liquor during the curfew has been banned.
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Excise Department says they have launched a special programme to arrest those people who run illegal liquor businesses.
Details of the some of the arrests that were made 👇