Permission granted for religious ceremonies

Saturday, 23 October 2021 - 18:31

The Director General of Health Services states that religious ceremonies in Temples, Kovils, Churches and Mosques can be held with the participation of maximum 50 devotees according to health guidelines.

Accordingly, Buddhists can participate in religious activities on Poya days and Bodhi Poojas up to a maximum of 50 people. 

Christians including Catholics, Muslims and Hindus also have the opportunity to participate in special religious programs up to a maximum of 50.

Accordingly, the custodians of the relevant places of worship are responsible for ensuring that the existing health guidelines are not violated.

Meanwhile, the Director General of Health Services stated that the police will have to be informed if necessary in the future regarding those who organize events in violation of health guidelines.

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