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Monday, 24 December 2012 - 19:50
Religious ceremonies across the countries for Christmas
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Christmas which ushers in the birth of Christ will dawn at midnight today & will be celebrated the world over by devotees with fervent religious zeal.

Special prayer services have been organised at churches the island over, while the principal mass would be presided over by Archbishop of Colombo his Eminence Dr. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, at the Kalamulla church in Kaluthara.

According to the Episcopal Vicar Colombo Southern Region, Reverend Father Cyril Gamini Fernando, the spirit of Christmas this year would be celebrated collectively with devotees affected by the recent inclement weather.

Moreover the Department of Excise states that liquor outlets island wide would be closed tomorrow in views of Christmas.

According to excise officials strict legal action would be implemented against Individuals who act in contravention of tomorrow's order.

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