No liquor on July 29

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All the liquor shops in the country would be closed on July 29, in view of the Ramadan Festival, the Commissioner General of Department of Excise office said today.

  Comments - 21

  • Kumuduu Friday, 25 July 2014 07:57 AM

    What about hotels do they serve.

    Imtias Friday, 25 July 2014 07:57 AM

    Not enough, one day before and one day after also should be closed.

    bandula Friday, 25 July 2014 08:05 AM

    Ah teetotalers! All the liquor shop will run out of stock on the day before!

    shakir Saturday, 26 July 2014 05:45 AM

    why bother? we don't consume it at all

    Udara Friday, 25 July 2014 08:32 AM

    Why don't we ban liquor all together.. will that satisfy you?

    Don Don Friday, 25 July 2014 08:41 AM

    This is discrimination against Muslims as they are unable to take a booze after one month of fasting.

    old citizen Saturday, 26 July 2014 05:06 PM

    What an ingenious way to boost sales. This is like banning pork to the Muslims on festival day

    Sonali De Silva Saturday, 26 July 2014 08:50 AM

    Its time this holier than thou attitude stopped. Are they trying to increase the sale of liquor by banning its sale on poya and other festival days? Maybe if they did not ban there would be less sales the day before or on that day.

    G.m. Jayawardena Saturday, 26 July 2014 09:09 AM

    This is the day open liquor shops and bars those serving liquor in the Hotels in the middle east after the long break of Ramadan. Sri Lankan authorities seems unaware of the Islamic values as they should have closed all the shops during Ramadan.

    Steave Friday, 25 July 2014 05:28 PM

    Shahan u r correct . Agreed with u . Breaking fast temple trees and breakfast arrangement with defence Secretery all this .future election via DM iPad app

    Mowsil Saturday, 26 July 2014 10:24 AM

    Consuming liquor is totally prohibited for Muslims. So it is the non mislims who will stock up.

    Ranjan Saturday, 26 July 2014 10:27 AM

    [quote name="Don Don"]This is discrimination against Muslims as they are unable to take a booze after one month of fasting.[/quote]

    Stupid idiot.Don't you know that Muslims never take liquor as it is prohibitted for them.

    MMJ Sunday, 27 July 2014 03:07 PM

    Rubbish. Even in Saudi, I know enough and more people who take it at home happily.
    Even here.
    It is a personal choice.
    Please Mr. Ranjan, do not be complacent

    Mohamed Hussain Saturday, 26 July 2014 10:41 AM

    Agreed well said.

    Fazlan Monday, 28 July 2014 11:01 AM

    targeting the upcoming election via DM Android App

    Mohamed Hussain Saturday, 26 July 2014 10:41 AM


    teddy Friday, 25 July 2014 12:01 PM

    very silly no need to close bars since Muslims are not suppose to drink via DM Android App

    Shahan Friday, 25 July 2014 12:05 PM

    Trying attract Muslim voters

    ANTON Friday, 25 July 2014 12:54 PM


    Iqbal Friday, 25 July 2014 07:21 AM

    Stock up brothers

    perera Friday, 25 July 2014 07:47 AM

    thank you for the advance notice. we can stock up for a barbecue and a pissup,

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