Amendments for stricter enforcement of Mathata Thitha
Amendments to the Tobacco and Alcohol Control
Act number 27 of 2006 are to be presented to Parliament by April,
this year. Once amended, the Act will enable law enforcement
officers to implement `Mathata Thitha’ (Full stop to tobacco and
alcohol) policy in all public places especially roads and more
vigorously, Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena said.