Illicit liquor trade spreading in Matale | Daily News

Illicit liquor trade spreading in Matale

The living condition of the people, especially of low income families, has been disrupted as illicit liquor trade in the Matale District has spread sharply.

Women in the District complain that the Rs.5,000 allowance provided by the Government to each householder was useless as they spent it for illicit liquor. They are of the view that it would be more effective if the such assistance was provided to housewives rather than to their husbands.

Some people are distilling illicit liquor for living and the Police have turned a blind eye to these illegal activities, they said.

Therefore, close attention should be paid to this issue since the situation could spread the COVID pandemic.

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