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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 5.36 GMT
Vesak week declared


The government has declared May 24 and 25, as official Vesak holidays and May 21 to 27 as Vesak Week. The government has chosen Charatha Dhamme (Conduct according to Dhamma) as the theme for Vesak this year.

All liquor shops, slaughter houses , betting centers and casinos will be closed on May 24 and 25. The State Administration and Home Affairs Ministry issued instructions to all Provincial Secretaries and District Secretaries to ensure that there will be no sale of liquor or meat items during these two days.






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