This is simply idiotic and baseless. May be because people drink a lot during this period and start trouble in the families and society. But those who want it will buy it earlier or buy at black-market rates on that day. So only benefits are for the black-marketeers. If liquor sale or consumption is bad for a particular day including poya day, then it should be bad for all days. So please do not impose laughable regulations.
joytheo Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:46 AM
hehe... informing us early so we could stock it well :) thank you sir...
Sumanthi Tuesday, 09 April 2013 03:39 AM
failing which you will have to buy it off the black market.
pk Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:50 AM
oppertunity for illegal liquor traders to earn for the whole year.
preya Tuesday, 09 April 2013 03:53 AM
No logic at all.
Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:52 AM
Such things are not going to stop people from drinking during the festivities. There is a thing called advance buying and stocking which can be done during the remaining couple of days.
Mara Yaka Tuesday, 09 April 2013 07:01 AM
Luckyly not "HALAL" or else this too would be band!
idroos Tuesday, 09 April 2013 04:08 AM
Mr Hapuarachchi please can u show me a single saying of great buddha sanctioning liquor on any day
idroos Tuesday, 09 April 2013 04:10 AM
The act is more significant than the day
Kit udugama Tuesday, 09 April 2013 04:14 AM
Kasippu joints are opened thru out tne New Year !!!
dilip Tuesday, 09 April 2013 04:18 AM
Thanks for information, like water/electricity cut
watchman Tuesday, 09 April 2013 07:13 AM
Does it make any difference at all ? after all we are one of the top boozing nations.
Pluto Tuesday, 09 April 2013 04:29 AM
Time to be like a civilized nation. Keep the Liquor shops open and educate the citizens to be civilized.
ANTON Tuesday, 09 April 2013 07:31 AM
I DON'T MIND, WE HAVE LOCAL STUFF
tony Tuesday, 09 April 2013 11:46 AM
who can prevent people buying the stuff earlier and consuming it on 13, 14 and so on
Justice Seeker Tuesday, 09 April 2013 09:18 AM
High revenue loss for the country.
SLExpat Tuesday, 09 April 2013 05:48 AM
Why only closed on new year days... It is same like buy/storing the beef/eggs before the day of Full moon and eating on Poyaday... Ane Anichchan...
sandman Tuesday, 09 April 2013 05:54 AM
BBS over to you !!!!!!!!!!!!
cap Tuesday, 09 April 2013 09:49 AM
If i am not mistaken for years it was on our Calendars as Sinhala & Tamil New Year, Now the Tamil word is taken out & put Hindu...???? Why the sudden change???? is the word Tamil is a bad word now in SL???
MagodisThuma Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:13 AM
I'm Highly Civilized...After couple of drinks...I don't jump to the street & starts shouting...Anyway my bottles are ready to celebrate the new year !
watchman Tuesday, 09 April 2013 10:09 AM
The fact is for the majority of the people in our country liquor is a must to celebrate new year!
Rata Wesiya Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:19 AM
Thank you for the advance information. Shall buy my stuff before 13th.
Buffaloa Citizen Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:20 AM
This needs to be done from the very very top.
master Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:28 AM
why doing like that its too bad however we have to have liquor its waste of closing
Angel Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:28 AM
What better way to boost sales!!! SL a Land of Jokers!
MayIwin Silva Wednesday, 10 April 2013 03:06 AM
More sales than in any other normal days. I noticed people buy more than the requirement.
Silva De Mervyn Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:36 AM
This is insane.
gayan Tuesday, 09 April 2013 03:04 AM
truealf Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:37 AM
No any news from Badu Banasena??? Very Sad.
Oswin Peiris Tuesday, 09 April 2013 03:13 AM
Record sales will be assured on 11th & 12th.
sahdi Tuesday, 09 April 2013 03:15 AM
IT MEANS YOU ALL HAVE TO BUY THE STUFFS BEFORE 13 APRIL....!
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