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Liquor banned for 19 selected holidays in 2017 - Excise Dept.

15 January 2017 03:08 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Excise Department announced today that sale of liquor will entirely be banned countrywide for 19 selected days in this year including of every Poya day and during other special holidays.

The department had recognized 19 days as special holidays in the year 2017, which the sale of liquor in all forms be banned.

As a result all liquor shops, wine stores, restaurants, hotels, bar and taverns will ordered to be closed on all Poya days, the Independence Day on February 04, the day and the day before the Sinhala and Tamil New Year in April, the day after Wesak in May, Ramazan Day, World Alcohol Prevention Day and the Christmas Day on December 25.

Additionally, the liquor shops will have to close due to the short notice decision taken by the government following special other occasions.(Darshana Sanjeewa)

  Comments - 4

  • ANTON Monday, 16 January 2017 06:57 AM


    Haris Monday, 16 January 2017 01:47 PM

    What about Good Friday. It's the holiest day Christian commemorate death of Jesus.

    dot Wednesday, 18 January 2017 04:01 AM

    This is the hypocrisy of our age of consumerism ..Alcohol free days ,,Curfew times imposed on bars and pubs selling alcohol ..but we dare not say why liquor is banned for the under age and why traffic cops stop the driver who has taken liquor .High light these adverse aspect show how families suffer due to all forms of alcohol legal and illegal and educate people may be then there would be people would give up and impose a ba themselves . and not depend on state bans ..for the latter makes room for the illegal sale and certain people becomes rich as providers .

    Nimal Wednesday, 18 January 2017 05:26 AM


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