Tamil National Alliance Vanni Parliamentarian Shanthy Sriskandaraja has stated that liquor consumption has increased in the north following the end of the war.
She was addressing the Parliament. She stated that the liquor consumption has increased by 34 percent of the population in Mullaitheevu. There is similar trend in other districts in the north. This is perhaps due to stress and strain. Government also is not much concerned over the issue probably it needs revenue.