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* Government to ban cigarette sales near schools
Thu, Apr 20, 2017, 11:49 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 20, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government will enact laws banning sale of cigarettes within a 500-metre radius of a school.

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said the proposals banning the sale of cigarettes within a 500m radius near schools have been sent to the Cabinet of Ministers.

The Minister said the present government aims to endow a healthy future generation to the country. One of the initiatives is to prevent the school children from getting addicted to smoking and accordingly the government has taken all necessary steps to discourage the sale and use of cigarettes.

"Already, the young generation is moving away from smoking. In such a situation, the tobacco companies are eying the school children. By taking such a step, we will be able to save the school children," the Minister said.

Minister Rajitha Senaratne said that the related memorandum has been forwarded to the Cabinet.

 


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