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" Building of a healthy society in Sri Lanka, which is free from illicit liquor and narcotics drugs. "

The Department of Excise operates under the purview of the Ministry of Finance and Planning. It has the legal authority for the implementation of the excise policies of the government and relevant activities including the protection and collection of excise revenue, principally under the Excise Ordinance (Chapter 52 of the Legislative Enactment).

In addition, the authority and responsibility for administration of the Tobacco Tax Act No. 08 of 1999, the collective responsibility for the enforcement of Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance with the Police and other relevant agencies and the responsibility of effecting of National Authority Act No.27 of 2006 on Tobacco & Alcohol are also mandatory functions delegated to the Department. The Department also acts as a principal agency holding the authority for the enforcement of provisions of the above Ordinances, Acts and consequential rules and regulations, notifications, orders and directives. The Department is engaged in performing a national mission providing social security, by collecting a part of government revenue to finance the country’s economic development as well as by preventing and detecting illegal activities of every description falling under the above legislations.

 

LATEST NEWS

  • Bid Notice – Ministry of Finance, Sri Lanka Excise Department of Sri Lanka Read more...

  • Closing of all Liquor Shops due to the cremation ceremony of the Chief Incumbent of Asgiriya Chapter, Most. Ven. Galagama Sri Dhammasiddhi Sri Dhammananda Atthadasshabidhana Thera. Read more...

  • Scheme of Recruitment for the Category of Excise Driver - Grade II of Sri Lanka Excise Department. Application Closing Date 30.11.2015. More Details see Gazette dated 30.10.2015. Read more...

  • Annual Transfers 2016 - E.S.M. / E.S./ E.Cpl. / E.G. / F.E.G. / E.D. Read more...

  • Annual Transfer - 2016 / Chief Inspectors, Inspectors Read more...

  • Kerala Ganja (Cannabis) Trafficker Nabbed Read more...

  • Open Competitive Examination for the Recruitment to the Posts of Transport Officer (Grade iii ) and Technical Officer (Grade iii) Read more...

  • Open Competitive Examination for the Recruitment to the Posts of Transport Officer (Grade iii ) and Technical Officer (Grade iii) Read more...

  • A Suspect Nabbed with 700 Bottles of Illicit Liquor (Kasippu) Ready to Be Distributed in Colombo District during the Poson Season Read more...

  • An Illicit Liquor (Kasippu) Distillery in Negombo Laggon Read more...

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