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14 June 2019 05:15 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The countrywide sale of liquor and all alcoholic beverages will be banned on Poson Poya Day, which falls on Sunday, June 15 and 16, by order of Excise Commissioner General, the department announced.

Excise Department Spokesman, Deputy Commissioner Kapila Kumarasinghe, said the order will prevail on all wine shops, bars, restaurants, taverns and hotels around the country.

The order will also include all Sri Lanka Tourist Board approved guest houses, rest houses as well as the hotels that chiefly serve foreign tourists.

Meanwhile, the sale of liquor in the Anuradhapura District will be prohibited for the whole week from June 13 to 19 - targeting the main Poson celebrations scheduled to be held in Mihintale.

The spokesman said that the department had organised special surveillance operations during this period and additional Excise personnel had been deployed to apprehend lawbreakers. (Kurulu Koojana Kariyakarawana)

  Comments - 4

  • Borat Friday, 14 June 2019 05:45 PM

    Bars will be in the houses . People forgot what the religion is all about No wonder behaving like beasts

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 14 June 2019 05:53 PM

    It is a violation of my human rights that as an atheist in a secular country, I am forbidden to buy alcohol or drink in a bar just to meet the demands of the monks I have no respect for. Tourism is severely damaged by this decision. The country must finally take off the shackles imposed on it by an outdated clergy.

    Realist Friday, 14 June 2019 07:25 PM

    Feeling sorry for you.

    ANTON Friday, 14 June 2019 05:54 PM


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