All liquor outlets in the Anuradhapura district will remain closed due to the Poson festival.
The Excise Department has announced that all liquor outlets in Anuradhapura will remain closed for a week from today to the 18th of this month. The aim of the measure is to create a peaceful atmosphere to observe the Poson festival in the year of the Sambuddhatva Jayanthi. Meanwhile arrangements have been made to close down 14 liquor outlets in the Tissamaharama Divisional Secretariat area from the 14th. All liquor outlets in the country will be closed on the Poson Poya Day.