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All liquor shops in the country will be closed on April 13th & 14th in view of the National New Year, Commissioner General of Excise Department D.G.M.V Hapuarachchi said.
 

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  • 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

    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.

    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

    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!

    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???

    Justice Seeker Tuesday, 09 April 2013 09:18 AM

    High revenue loss for the country.

    ANTON Tuesday, 09 April 2013 07:31 AM

    I DON'T MIND, WE HAVE LOCAL STUFF

    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.

    Mara Yaka Tuesday, 09 April 2013 07:01 AM

    Luckyly not "HALAL" or else this too would be band!

    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.

    pk Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:50 AM

    oppertunity for illegal liquor traders to earn for the whole year.

    joytheo Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:46 AM

    hehe... informing us early so we could stock it well :) thank you sir...

    Weera Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:44 AM

    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.

    truealf Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:37 AM

    No any news from Badu Banasena??? Very Sad.

    Silva De Mervyn Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:36 AM

    This is insane.

    Angel Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:28 AM

    What better way to boost sales!!! SL a Land of Jokers!

    gayan Tuesday, 09 April 2013 03:04 AM

    Too bad...

    Buffaloa Citizen Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:20 AM

    This needs to be done from the very very top.

    Rata Wesiya Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:19 AM

    Thank you for the advance information. Shall buy my stuff before 13th.

    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 !

    sandman Tuesday, 09 April 2013 05:54 AM

    BBS over to you !!!!!!!!!!!!

    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...

    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.

    dilip Tuesday, 09 April 2013 04:18 AM

    Thanks for information, like water/electricity cut

    Kit udugama Tuesday, 09 April 2013 04:14 AM

    Kasippu joints are opened thru out tne New Year !!!

    idroos Tuesday, 09 April 2013 04:10 AM

    The act is more significant than the day

    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

    preya Tuesday, 09 April 2013 03:53 AM

    No logic at all.

    Sumanthi Tuesday, 09 April 2013 03:39 AM

    failing which you will have to buy it off the black market.

    sahdi Tuesday, 09 April 2013 03:15 AM

    IT MEANS YOU ALL HAVE TO BUY THE STUFFS BEFORE 13 APRIL....!

    Oswin Peiris Tuesday, 09 April 2013 03:13 AM

    Record sales will be assured on 11th & 12th.


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