Sunday, June 30, 2019

Board Of Directors Of The National Alcohol And Tobacco Authority To Resign If Licence Issues To Import Chinese Cigarettes

President of the National Alcohol and
Tobacco Authority Dr.Palitha Abeykoone has stressed in a letter sent to the Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera that the Board Of Directors of the Authority will tendered their resignations if the Finance Ministry offered licence to import Cigarettes from China.

As World Health Organization has stated that due to Cigarette smoking around 20,000 Sri Lankans are dying annually it will become a health threat if the Ministry allows to import Chinese cigarettes for the minority Chinese employees working in the country .

If Cigarettes are importing from china Majoroty of Indian workers here too might attempt to import cigarettes for them also Dr.AbeyKoon has stated in his  letter.

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