UNP continues to say ‘No’ to casinos

United National Party - Sri Lanka

The main opposition United National Party (UNP) said today that it would continue to oppose the Casino Bill notwithstanding the format it would be presented in.

“We will not approve the introduction of casinos in any form. We will continue to protest whether the Casino Bill is amended or not. We have opposed casinos in past and we will continue to oppose them,” UNP parliamentarian P. Harrison told a news conference.

He said the government was determined to legalise gambling instead of taking action to improve sectors such as health and education which require so much of attention.

Mr. Harrison said the suggestion to ban Sri Lankans from going to casinos was not practical. “This will be carried out for a day or two. After that everyone will start going to casinos.” he said.

(Courtesy: DM Online)