The Ravana Balaya stated that the tax imposed on Casinos should be simultaneously imposed on the Race by Race and other betting ventures.
Addressing a media conference held in Colombo this morning, Ravana Balaya Convener Iththekande Saddhatissa Thera said the recent Interim Budget did not take any action against other gambling operators.
Meanwhile Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva who participated in Rata saha Heta program telecast on Hiru TV yesterday was questioned about the Race by Race betting Centers being operated throughout the country.
Objections rose from various quarters of the society to Race by Race betting centers throughout the island in the recent past.
It is significant that the residents in these areas led by Buddhist monks and clergy of other denominations protesting against these betting centers.