Sep 23, 2017

Wine – Beer licences relaxed in budget! Featured

The government intends to relax the wine and beer licences, said Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunge in parliament yesterday (22).

He said the government’s decision would be presented in the upcoming budget.

He made this statement in response to a question raised by Matara District (UNP) MP Buddhika Pathirana.

Minister Amaratunge said that in many countries that promote tourism, wine and beer can be purchased freely, but it is only on Sri Lanka that licences are issued for the sale of beer and wine.