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    March 17, 2015

    President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the Commissioner General of Exercise to take immediate action to cancel licences of liquor shops and bars existing within 500 meters of schools, temples and other religious places of worship which has been established in violation of the rules of the Exercise Ordnance Act.


    At present 349 such liquor shops have been identified and the President participating at a meeting convened by the Action Committee of the United Drug Control Body at the Presidential Secretariat  on Monday (16) has directed to take steps to  close them down from today onward. 
    The President has also given instructions to formulate necessary rules and regulations for rehabilitating the narcotic addicts.

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