- H E Mahinda Rajapakshe - President of Sri Lanka
- Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka passed a law approving the set of of Casinos in 2010 and since them a number of small scale casinos have been in operation. This has caused major social problems including sex trade, alcohol and drug abuse, gun culture and many cultural conflicts.
His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakshe's government is now seeking to approve major casino projects under Section 3(4) of the Strategic Development Projects Act, No. 14 of 2008 as amended which includes tax relief for Casino Hotel Projects.
This will cause social turmoil and we need to petition the government to first stop the concessions and secondly to ban all forms of gambling including casinos as it is against the teachings of all major religions in Sri Lanka
We, the citizens of Sri Lanka, call upon His Excellency Mahinda Rajapakshe and the incumbent government to immediately stop the concessions proposed to be granted to hotel projects which will house casinos in Colombo.
We also call upon the legislators to immediate ban all forms of gambling including casinos in Sri Lanka as it is against the teachings of all major religions.
The Stop Casinos in Sri Lanka petition to H E Mahinda Rajapakshe - President of Sri Lanka was written by Hilmy Ajamed and is in the category Culture at GoPetition.