• May 23, 2024

Nightmare scenario

 Nightmare scenario

In Sri Lanka, the Vavuniya South Tamil Pradeshiya Sabha (the town of Vavuniya’s local authority) has banned the sale of cigarettes in areas which fall under its purview, according to a story in The Times.

The ban was brought in on March 1 after a proposal to this effect was unanimously approved by the members of the Pradeshiya Sabha (legislative body that presides over the third-tier municipality).

Meanwhile, the Vavuniya South Sinhala Pradeshiya Sabha was said to have mostly implemented a similar ban in areas under its purview.

The sale of cigarettes in Vavuniya was said to have dropped by 78 percent by October last year as a result of the ban.