A statement issued by the Police media unit said that as per the Excise (Amendment) Act, No. 4 of 2018 Kithul toddy tapping does not require a permit.
However, some Police stations have taken legal action against Kithul toddy tappers.
Acting IGP D.D. Wickramaratne has instructed all Police stations that as a permit is not required, legal action should not be initiated against Kithul toddy tappers.
(Except for the headline, this story, originally published by colombogazette.com has not been edited by SLM staff)