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    All liquor and meat shops closed on Thursday, the funeral day Featured

    November 10, 2015

    The Government has declared 12th Thursday, the day of the funeral of the Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, a day of mourning. All liquor shops will be kept closed on this day. The Ministry of Home Affairs announced that it is also barred from selling beef and also the slaughtering of animals on this day.

    The Cabinet has taken a unanimous decision to hold the funeral will full state honours, respecting the national and religious services the prelate had discharged. Minister Vajira Abeywardena said that these decisions were arrived at the Special Cabinet meeting held today. The funeral will be held at the Parliamentary Grounds at Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte.


    All liquor bars will be kept closed on this day, while it has been barred from selling meat. The Ministry of Home Affairs has also called on all authorities concerned to keep the cinema halls in the Colombo District closed on Thursday.

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