Wine stores to operate under strict guidelines

Taverns and bars are to re-open in areas where the curfew is not in effect.

The Excise Department said owners of retail liquor licences have been permitted to operate under strict guidelines. 

Permission has also been granted to wholesale liquor licence owners to operate during non- curfew hours.

Meanwhile, in the Colombo and Gampaha districts where the curfew is in force, supermarkets with licences to sell alcohol have been permitted to operate.

The Excise Department added that however, bars in hotels, pubs and restaurants have not been permitted to re-open. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. With an estimated 90 wine stores owned by family members of parliamentarians and some in the business of manufacturing arrack, closure of wine stores will always receive priority.

  2. Definitely. wine and spirit are essential source of energy during this period of dullness created by curfew. Further spirit is also part of game of elections for almost 100 years.


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