Devotees with across the world celebrate Christmas today which ushers in the birth of Christ.
Special masses were held in Churches across the country since midnight.
Special prayer services have been organised at churches the island over, while the principal mass was presided over by Archbishop of Colombo his Eminence Dr. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, at the Kalamulla church in Kaluthara.
Meanwhile, Pope Benedict prayed for peace, in his Christmas Eve mass, as Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
The following is a special segment compiled by Gold FM news on Christmas.
Moreover the Department of Excise states that liquor outlets island wide would be closed today in view of Christmas.