Excise Department conducts 191 raids during election
The Sri Lanka Excise Department successfully conducted 191 raids during the days of the General Election (05 and 06 August), with the participation of over 900 Excise officers in all nine Provinces.
The Excise Department stated that the raids were categorised under several sections, and the suspects arrested during the two days were later released on bail.
The Deputy Commissioner of Excise Spokesman, Kapila Kumarasinghe stated that the suspects will be prosecuted soon.
The raids were successfully carried out on complaints and information received by the Department hotline, 1913. They were carried out by the Assistant Commissioners of Excise in charge of Excise Divisions, and the Excise Superintendents in charge of the Excise Board.