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UNP & JHU against the gambling act PDF Print E-mail
The UNP has decided to protest against the Gambling Regulations Act to be forwarded to the Parliament by the govt and they have also called a special session to discuss this issue. The UNP has asked the govt to postpone this act until they get permission from the Maha Sangha and other religious leaders and now if the govt is going to table this act without any consideration to the above request the UNP will rise against it along with other religious, politics and public organizations.

JHU also have said that they would vote against the Gaming Levy (Special Provisions) Bill unless the amendments proposed by them were incorporated in the new legislation.

JHU MP Ven. Athuraliye Ratana Thera said “Through this Bill, the government has sought to regulate the gaming centres in the country and permit them to be operated in specified areas. Earlier, we did not have a system for that. It is a positive point. In the meantime, it appears to be giving legality to gaming centres in a way. There are certain unclear aspects of the bill. During the committee stage, we will bring some amendments to sort out these shortcomings. We are only a party to the government,” Ven. Thera said.

The Gaming bill will be presented  to the Parliament tomorrow with the amendments, proposed by UPFA constituent parties.

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