15-year-old Tamil brewing ‘Kasippu’ in Killinochchi

By Madhawa Kulasuriya – Vavuniya

Three persons including a 15-year-old boy were taken into custody Wednesday after they were discovered brewing ‘Goda’ in Periyamkulam, Kattakaadu in Kilinochchi.
Acting on a tip-off, Dharmapuram Police raided the illicit brewery in which there were 12 barrels of Goda and 20 bottles of alcoholic spirits.

The teenage boy had dropped out of school to take to manufacturing kasippu. Police sources said the hooch manufactured by the suspects had been marketed in Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi.

A probe team including Officer-In-Charge of the Charmapuram Police Station in Kilinochchi is carrying out further investigations under instructions from Assistant Superintendent of Police Roshan Rajapaksa under the supervision of Senior Superintendant of Police-in-charge of the Kilinochchi Division Palitha R. Siriwardena.