With Government's decision to allow the opening of   liquor  outlets in supermarket in the district of Colombo and Gampaha which are still under curfew, many people rushed to buy their stocks after a lapse of close to two months.

Those buying liquor were advised  to ensure that they follow the health authorities’ guidelines including maintaining  social distancing , Excise  the Department said.

However, in many places the queues  were long and distance between buyers short as tipplers were eager to stock up after weeks without alcohol.