21 April 2020 – All liquor stores closed until further notice

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Private Sector and Businesses
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Excise Department

Overview: The government decided to close down all the liqour stores across the island until further notice. This was after a brief period when it was opened with the relaxation of curfews
Full details here: https://www.president.gov.lk/liqour-stores-closed-down-until-further-notice/

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: No justification offered
Evidence/Justification: There have been protests by the medical profession on lifting the ban on alcohol sales when curfew is lifted