Series 5: Industry and Governing Policies: A Review of the State of Sri Lanka’s Alcohol Industry.
In recent years there have been a number of developments relevant to the alcohol policy. Greatest public support is typically granted to policy measures that are not seen as intrusive to the moderate or occasional drinkers and do not penalize the alcohol industry. Some comparative analyses of the comments made by the stakeholders have indicated that level of public support for a policy may reflect a reaction to a particular policy. For example, a comparison of the actual policies and views on what is practiced, suggests that the general public is less supportive of restrictive policies (where access measures are more intrusive) and more supportive of policies that involve lower levels of access control.