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No alcohol today for World Temperance Day

2 October 2013 AT 17:04 LK TIME.

The Excise Department has announced that today, October 3rd, will be a dry day, with no alcohol sold and all liquor shops to be closed for World Temperance Day.

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If you’re interested in the history of the temperance movement in Sri Lanka, and the current problems with the increasing use of kasippu, “the mainstay of the common man”, then see this editorial from the Sunday Times.

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