Liquor shops closed on 19 selected holidays in 2017 – Excise Department

Liquor shops closed on 19 selected holidays in 2017 – Excise Department
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The Department of Exercise 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.

They have recognized 19 days as special holidays in the year 2017, which the sale of liquor in all forms be banned.  Accordingly, all liquor shops, wine stores, restaurants, hotels, bar and taverns will ordered to be closed on all Poya days, the Independence Day, Sinhala New Year 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.

In addition to those, the liquor shops will have to close due to the short notice decision taken by the government following special instances such as National Mourning, Elections et cetera.

 

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