The Ministry of Internal and Home Affairs has announced a national Poson Week, starting today (12).
The Poson Week will be held from 12 to 18 June under the theme Sabbe tasanti dandassa (‘everybody trembles at punishment’).
The Buddhist flag will be hoisted in all government institutions as part of the celebrations, the Ministry said.
According to the official government news portal news.lk, the government has also decided to close liquor stores and meat vendors during the period. However, other sources said this will only apply to the city of Anuradhapura.