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Sri Lanka: Casinos to go ahead

8 November 2010

SRI LANKA -- The Sri Lankan government intends to legalize casinos across the country, according to the (Sri Lanka) Sunday Times.

The Gaming Bill will permit casinos, betting centres and related businesses, the report said.

The government received strong opposition from the clergy and even some opposition within its own party, but it points to the desire to attract tourists akin to what has happened in Malaysia and Singapore with gambling establishments, The Sunday Times reported.

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