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Colombo, April 2 (Daily Mirror) - Due to a series of programms to be held for the State Vesak festival for Sri Buddha year 2568 (2024), the Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs Ministry requested to stop the slaughter of animals and to close down meat shops and places where drugs are sold, including liquor stores, on May 22, 23 and 24.

Meanwhile, Cabinet spokesman and Minister Bandula Gunawardana said the State Vesak festival is scheduled to be held from May 21 to 27, naming it Vesak week and focusing on the Matale district. 

The theme of this year's State Vesak festival is "Let's not look at what others have done and look at what we have done." 

The opening ceremony of the festival is scheduled to be held at the premises of the Dharmaraja Pirivena in Matale and the closing ceremony at the Millawana Sri Sunandarama Temple premises in the Pallepola Divisional Secretariat.


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  • Gabriella Tuesday, 02 April 2024 03:31 PM

    So if a person needs urgent medication they will not be able to purchase the items. Damn it, we have to stop being influenced and dictated to by these mental retards.

    Wiseman Tuesday, 02 April 2024 03:55 PM

    Could you also release elephants in captivity? they belong in the jungle.

    Ravana Wednesday, 03 April 2024 07:55 AM

    Well said. Implement this action of kindness and we will certainly be the true religion of peace. We will influence the other countries to follow suit

    ANNECUNT Wednesday, 03 April 2024 10:08 PM

    no they belong to the Perahera

    sam Tuesday, 02 April 2024 04:19 PM

    Good proposal

    Rip Winkle Tuesday, 02 April 2024 05:33 PM

    So am I to understand that places that sell drugs can operate on other days?

    John Frazer Tuesday, 02 April 2024 06:33 PM

    NO WONDER THIS COUNTRY HAS GONE BANKRUPT. HOW MANY HOLDAYS THIS YEAT IN TOTAL ?

    Sambo Tuesday, 02 April 2024 07:35 PM

    What about the people who eat and drink. You think only of your selves.

    Karalasingam Sivalingam Tuesday, 02 April 2024 08:37 PM

    Eventhough liquor shops closed for vesak, people stock liquor prior to closure of liquor shops, my personal view is that closing liquor shops is not a wise move, keep liquor shops open on all festive days but close meat shops only, closing liquor shops, will boost illicit liquor sales.

    Patcitz Tuesday, 02 April 2024 11:48 PM

    Did Lord Buddha say to close those liquorshop and Meatshops only for Vesak and Poya days? Learn to respect Lord Buddha honestly.

    Lionel Wednesday, 03 April 2024 03:40 AM

    A country gone mad governed by religious fanatics, only to show off. If so, why is the country full of corrupt people and murderers? Is being corrupt a sin? Having a beer for enjoyment is not a sin. Then why are those liquor shops open in other days? Is it not a sin to drink on other days? What a joke!. Btw, what about promoting tourism? HAs anyone of you being to Thailand and seen how they do it?

    kumar Wednesday, 03 April 2024 06:23 AM

    What sort of nonsense is this? Why don't you engage religious police to check if someone is consuming alcohol and meat and who refrain visiting Pansals on these days. And close all entertainment venues, movie theaters, shopping malls, tourist attractions, etc.? That kind of fanaticism.

    DOT Wednesday, 03 April 2024 06:58 AM

    Very early teaser champion!

    Hardy Wednesday, 03 April 2024 08:37 AM

    We need smart intelligent educated decent people to provide service to the nation how many daily wage earners with no pay have to go through also effect the tourist sector its not a crime to keep legal liquor shops open stop the killing animals other things should be normal stop all ilegeal activities from corruption bribery crime etc.proper reforms that nation that needed the most.

    joshua Wednesday, 03 April 2024 08:37 AM

    we will buy and keep.

    Atha Katha Somay (Truth) Wednesday, 03 April 2024 10:01 AM

    Yes during Vesak liquor shops will be closed but illicit liquor outlets run by Ministers and MPs of SLPP will be opened.

    Amararaweera Rahlamie Wednesday, 03 April 2024 10:05 AM

    Liquor shops will be closed but Ruling party members storerooms are filled with Arrack. I saw how Aluthgamage transported Arrack to his residence and unloaded at Dolosbage.

    Alcoholic Wednesday, 03 April 2024 10:22 PM

    Give notice to the public well in advance so that they can stock their liquor!


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