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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Sri Lanka public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of June 2019, and covering calendar year 2020 Sri Lanka public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Sri Lanka public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Jun
  • 10
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  • Sri Lankan 2020 Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Minister of Home Affairs, Wajira Abewardena, has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka", the official list of annual Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2020.
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  • Apr
  • 9
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  • Sri Lankan 2020 Poya Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" (No. 2118/23), its annual official list of the Sri Lankan Poya Day non-working public holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2020.
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  • Apr
  • 3
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  • Sri Lankan Day In Lieu Public Holiday April 15

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Sri Lankan Minister of Home Affairs has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided to declare Monday, April 15, 2019, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka in view of the annual Sinhala and Tamil New Year public holidays of Sri Lanka falling on a weekend in 2019.
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2018

  • Oct
  • 28
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  • Sri Lankan Rules-Out October 29 Public Holiday

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Government Information Department has issued a special statement ruling-out the declaration of Monday, October 29, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka.
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  • Aug
  • 27
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  • Sri Lankan 2019 Bank Holidays Announced

    Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka Banks' Association, via the Sri Lankan Minister of Home Affairs, Wajira Abeywardena, has released its annual list of the official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2019, in line with, but expanding upon, the official list of annual Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2019, as published earlier this summer.
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  • Jul
  • 1
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  • Sri Lankan 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Minister of Home Affairs, Wajira Abewardena, has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" (No. 2077/32), the official list of annual Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2019.
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  • May
  • 14
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  • Sri Lankan 2019 Poya Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka", its annual official list of the Sri Lankan Poya Day non-working public holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2019.
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  • May
  • 3
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  • Sri Lanka Clarifies May 7 Public Holiday

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Home Affairs Minister, Vajira Abeywardena, has issued a statement clarifying the applicability of the upcoming May 7, 2018, public holiday for the Sri Lankan private sector.
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  • Apr
  • 11
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  • Sri Lanka Gazettes May 7 Public Holiday

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Sri Lankan Government has issued an Extraordinary Gazette Notification (No. 2066/17) moving the previously-declared, May 1st, public holiday of Sri Lanka, to Monday, May 7, 2018.
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  • Mar
  • 27
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  • Sri Lankan Public Holiday May 7

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, has announced that the Sri Lankan Government would declare Monday, May 7, 2018, as a non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka "taking into the consideration of the Vesak week, which coincides with the International Workers’ Day".
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2017

  • Sep
  • 7
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  • Sri Lankan 2018 Bank Holidays Announced

    Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka Banks' Association has released its annual list of the official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2018, in line with, but expanding upon, the official list of annual Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2018, as published earlier this summer.
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  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Sri Lankan Public Holiday September 2

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Sri Lankan Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided to declare Saturday, September 2, 2017, as a non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka on account of the Hijj Festival which falls on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
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  • Jul
  • 25
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  • Sri Lankan 2018 Poya Public Holidays Confirmed

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - At a media briefing held at the Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs, Sri Lanka's Minister of Home Affairs, Vajira Abeywardene, categorically stated that the previously-released list of Sri Lankan Poya Days in 2018, and related public holidays in Sri Lanka, was "100 percent accurate".
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  • Jul
  • 24
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  • Sri Lankan 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Minister of Home Affairs, Wajira Abeyawardena, has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka", the official list of annual Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
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  • Apr
  • 1
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  • Sri Lankan 2018 Poya Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka", its annual official list of the Sri Lankan Poya Day non-working public holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2018.
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2016

  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Sri Lankan 2017 Bank Holidays Announced

    Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka Banks' Association has released its annual list of the official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2017, in line with, but expanding upon, the official list of annual Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2017, as published last spring.
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  • Jun
  • 17
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  • Sri Lankan June 20 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Sri Lankan Ministry of Public Administration and Local Government has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided not to declare Monday, June 20, 2016, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka in view of the annual Poson Poya Day non-working public holiday of Sri Lanka falling on a Sunday in 2016.
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  • May
  • 25
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  • Sri Lankan Public Holiday December 12

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Sri Lankan Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs, following yesterday's Cabinet of Ministers' meeting, has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided to declare December 12, 2016, as a national day, in addition to it having been declared as an annual non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka in 2016.
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  • May
  • 22
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  • Sri Lankan 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Minister of Home Affairs, Wajira Abeyawardena, has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka", the official list of annual Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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  • May
  • 20
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  • Sri Lanka Cancels May 23 Public Holiday

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Sri Lankan Minister of Home Affairs has announced that, "after considering current inclement weather resulting in floods and landslides in several parts of the country", the Sri Lankan Government had decided to cancel its previously-declared day in lieu non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka granted to public officers on Monday, May 23, 2016, due to the annual Vesak full Moon Poya day of Sri Lanka falling on a Saturday in 2016.
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  • May
  • 2
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  • Sri Lankan Public Holiday May 23

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Sri Lankan Minister of Home Affairs has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided to declare Monday, May 23, 2016, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka in view of the annual Vesak full Moon Poya day of Sri Lanka falling on a Saturday in 2016.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Sri Lankan May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Sri Lankan Minister of Public Administration and Local Government, Wajira Abeyawardena, has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided not to declare Monday, May 2, 2016, as a day in lieu non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka in view of the annual May 1 non-working public holiday of Sri Lanka falling on a Sunday in 2016.
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  • Apr
  • 11
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  • Sri Lankan Public Holidays April 13-17

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - Earlier this morning, in separate communiqués, the Sri Lankan Minister of Public Administration, Ranjith Maddumabandara, and the Sri Lankan Minister of Home Affairs, Vajira Abeywardena, have announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided to once again declare Friday, April 15, 2016, as a non-working public holiday in Sri Lanka, presumably to link this year's, April 13-14, Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Sri Lankan Public holidays with the subsequent weekend of April 16 and 17, 2016.
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  • Mar
  • 27
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  • Sri Lankan 2017 Poya Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka", its annual official list of the 12/13 Sri Lankan Poya Day non-working public holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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  • Mar
  • 10
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  • Sri Lankan National Holiday March 13

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Sri Lankan Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs, J.J. Rathnasiri, has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided to declare March 13, 2016, as a national day of mourning in Sri Lanka in view of the funeral on that day of the Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter, Galagama Sri Aththadassi Thera.
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2015

  • Aug
  • 4
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  • Sri Lankan 2016 Bank Holidays Announced

    Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka Banks' Association has released its annual list of the official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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  • May
  • 29
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  • Sri Lankan 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Minister of Home Affairs, Joseph Michael Perera, has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka", the official list of annual Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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  • Mar
  • 16
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  • Sri Lankan 2016 Poya Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka", its annual official list of the 12/13 Sri Lankan Poya Day non-working public holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Sri Lankan Public Holiday January 14

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Sri Lankan Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided to declare Wednesday, January 14, 2015, as another one-off Special Public and Bank Holiday, throughout Sri Lanka, on account of "the main Eucharistic Celebration that is to be held at the Galle Face Green under the patronage of His Holiness Pope Francis".
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2014

  • Nov
  • 14
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  • Sri Lankan 2015 Bank Holidays Announced

    Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka Banks' Association has released its annual list of the official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Oct
  • 1
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  • Sri Lankan 2014 Hajj Public Holiday Moved

    The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) - The Sri Lankan Ministry of Public Administration, in conjunction with the Department of Muslim Affairs, and the Colombo Grand Mosque, has announced that, once again, the date of the upcoming annual Hajj (Feast of Sacrifice) non-working public holidays in Sri Lanka had been changed, this time from its earlier gazetted date of Sunday, October 5, 2014, to Monday, October 6, 2014.
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  • Jun
  • 15
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  • Sri Lankan 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs, W.D.J. Senevirathne, has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka", the official list of Sri Lankan public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Apr
  • 7
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  • Sri Lankan 2015 Poya Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" (No. 1856/38 - THURSDAY, APRIL 03, 2014), its annual official list of the 12/13 Sri Lankan Poya Day public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Apr
  • 2
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  • Sri Lankan April 15 Public Holiday Declared

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Sri Lankan Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had decided to declare April 15, 2014, once again as a one-off additional public holiday throughout Sri Lanka.
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  • Mar
  • 11
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  • Sri Lankan Public Holiday March 29

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations of the government of Sri Lanka has announced that Saturday, March 29, 2014, would be a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Sri Lanka in view of the Western and Southern Provincial Council Elections.
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2013

  • Nov
  • 11
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  • Sri Lanka CHOGM Public Holiday Clarified

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The government of Sri Lanka has finally announced its public holidays plans in relation to the upcoming CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting).
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  • Oct
  • 18
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  • Sri Lankan 2014 Bank Holidays Announced

    Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka Banks' Association has released its annual list of official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the calendar year 2014.
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  • Oct
  • 5
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  • Sri Lanka Mulls CHOGM Public Holiday

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Sri Lankan Administration Minister has announced that the Sri Lankan Government was considering declaring Friday, November 15, 2013, as a one-off additional public holiday throughout Sri Lanka on account of the upcoming CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting).
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  • Jul
  • 5
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  • Sri Lankan 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka", the official list of Sri Lankan public holidays, and full Moon Poya days, for the upcoming calendar year 2014.
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  • Apr
  • 12
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  • Sri Lankan 2014 Poya Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" (No. 1805/6 - TUESDAY, APRIL 09, 2013), its annual official list of Sri Lankan Poya Day public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2014.
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  • Apr
  • 11
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  • Sri Lankan April 15 Public Holiday Update

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Sri Lankan Minister of Labour, Gamini Lokuge, has requested that the Sri Lankan private sector also declare Monday, April 15, 2013, as a one-off additional public holiday throughout Sri Lanka.
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  • Mar
  • 30
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  • Sri Lankan Public Holiday April 15

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Sri Lankan Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs, W.D.J. Senevirathne, has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had finally decided to declare Monday, April 15, 2013, as a one-off additional public holiday throughout Sri Lanka.
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  • Mar
  • 29
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  • Sri Lanka Mulls April 15 Public Holiday

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Sri Lankan Administration Minister, John Seneviratne, has announced that the Sri Lankan Government was considering declaring Monday, April 15, 2013, as a one-off additional public holiday throughout Sri Lanka.
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2012

  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Sri Lankan 2012 Hajj Public Holiday Moved

    The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) - The Sri Lankan Ministry of Public Administration has announced that, once again, the date of the upcoming Hajj public holidays (Feast of Sacrifice) had been changed, this time from its earlier gazetted date of Friday, October 26, 2012, to Saturday, October 27, 2012.
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  • Oct
  • 16
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  • Sri Lankan 2013 Bank Holidays Announced

    Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka Banks' Association has released the list of official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the calendar year 2013.
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  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Sri Lankan National Mourning September 3

    The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) - Sri Lankan Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration, P.B. Abeykoon, has announced that the Sri Lankan government had declared Monday, September 3, 2012, as a day of national mourning following the death of Weweldeniye Medhalankara Thero.
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  • Jun
  • 11
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  • Sri Lankan 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" (No. 1761/10), the official list of Sri Lankan public holidays, and full Moon Poya days, for the calendar year 2013.
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  • May
  • 1
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  • Sri Lankan Public Holiday May 7

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Sri Lankan Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has announced that the Sri Lankan Government had finally declared Monday, May 7, 2012, as a one-off public holiday throughout Sri Lanka.
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  • Apr
  • 24
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  • Sri Lankan 2013 Poya Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka", its annual official list of Sri Lankan Poya Day public holidays for the upcoming calendar year 2013.
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  • Mar
  • 29
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  • Sri Lankan Additional Public Holiday May 7

    The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) - The Sri Lankan Government Information Department has announced that, on a proposal made by Prime Minister D.M. Jayarathna, Monday, May 7, 2012, had been declared a one-off public holiday throughout Sri Lanka.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Sri Lankan December 26 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Public Services Commission of the Government of Sri Lanka has announced that there would be no additional public holiday on Monday, December 26, 2011, to compensate th fact that the upcoming Christmas Day public holiday falls on a Sunday.
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  • Nov
  • 1
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  • Sri Lankan 2011 Hajj Public Holiday Moved

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry Public Administration and Home Affairs has announced that the date of the upcoming Hajj public holidays (Feast of Sacrifice) had been changed from its earlier gazetted date to Monday, November 7, 2011.
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  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Sri Lankan 2012 Bank Holidays Announced

    Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka Banks' Association has released the list of official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the calendar year 2012.
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  • Aug
  • 31
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  • Sri Lankan 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" the official list of Sri Lankan bank holidays, public holidays, and full Moon Poya days, for the calendar year 2012.
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  • Aug
  • 26
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  • Sri Lanka Announces End of Ramadan Public Holiday

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - The Public Services Commission of the Government of Sri Lanka has announced that the upcoming public holiday for the End of Ramadan would be on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, and would last only one day.
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  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Sri Lankan May 2 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    The Daily Mirror (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Labour Ministry issued a statement last night that there would not be an additional public holiday on Monday, May 2, 2011, to compensate the fact that the annual May Day public holiday falls on a Sunday this year.
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  • Apr
  • 6
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  • Sri Lanka Declares April 15 Public Holiday

    Sri Lankan Government News Portal (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration issued a circular today announcing that the government of Sri Lanka had decided to declare Friday, April 15, 2011, as a one-off special public and bank holiday.
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2010

  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Sri Lanka Declares November 19 Public Holiday

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - The government of Sri Lanka has declared a one-off public sector holiday in Colombo on Friday, November 19, 2010, the day of the upcoming inauguration of re-elected President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
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  • Jul
  • 21
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  • Sri Lanka 2011 Bank Holidays Amended

    Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka Banks' Association has released a revised list of official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the calendar year 2011.
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  • Jul
  • 12
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  • Sri Lanka 2011 Bank Holidays Announced

    Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka Banks' Association has released the list of official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the calendar year 2011.
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  • Jul
  • 7
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  • Sri Lanka 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" the official list of Sri Lankan bank holidays, public holidays, and full Moon Poya days, for the calendar year 2011.
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  • Jun
  • 17
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  • Sri Lanka Declares June 18 Public Holiday

    The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Media Minister, Kehiliya Rambukwella, has announced that the government of Sri Lanka had decided to declare tomorrow, Friday, June 18, 2010, as a one-off as special public and bank holiday to commemorate the 1st anniversary of the end of the LTTE (aka. Tamil Tigers) rebellion.
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  • Apr
  • 6
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  • Sri Lanka Declares Friday Electoral Public Holiday

    The Daily Mirror (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration, D. Dissanayaka, has announced that the government of Sri Lanka had declared Friday, April 9, 2010, the day following the upcoming parliamentary elections, a special non-working public and bank holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 25
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  • Sri Lanka Declares January 27 Public Holiday

    The Daily Mirror (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs, D. Dissanayaka, has announced that Wednesday, Janauary 27, 2010, the day after the presidential elections, would be a one-off public holiday.
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2009

  • Sep
  • 18
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  • Sri Lankan Banks To Open On Ramazan Bank Holiday

    The Daily Mirror (Colombo) - Although the upcoming Ramazan holiday is an official bank holiday in Sri Lanka, many banks have announced that some of their branches would be open on Monday, September 21, 2009.
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  • Jul
  • 6
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  • Sri Lanka 2010 Bank Holidays Announced

    Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka Banks' Association has released the list of official bank holidays in Sri Lanka for the calendar year 2010.
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  • Jun
  • 17
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  • Sri Lanka 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" the official list of Sri Lankan bank holidays, public holidays, and full Moon Poya days, for the calendar year 2010.
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  • Jun
  • 14
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  • Sri Lankan Public Servants To Work On Public Holidays

    Independent Television Network (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Deputy Commissioner General of Tax Control, Mahinda Medagoda, has announced that as part of an effort by the civil service to rebuild the economy of Sri Lanka, Inland Revenue employees have voluntarily offered to work on public holidays.
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  • Jun
  • 2
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  • Sri Lanka Could Declare Poson Day In Lieu Public Holiday

    The Daily News (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Anuradhapura National Poson Festival Steering Committee has requested that the Public Administration and Home Affairs Ministry declare Monday, June 8, 2009, as a public holiday in lieu of Poson Poya day falling on Sunday, June 7.
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  • May
  • 19
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  • Sri Lanka Public Holiday Confirmed For May 20

    NIDAHASA News (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, has declared tomorrow, Wednesday, May 20, 2009, as a national public holiday to celebrate the end of the LTTE rebellion.
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  • May
  • 18
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  • Sri Lanka End Of Rebellion Public Holiday Likely On May 22

    Times Online (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Government Information Department has announced that Parliament had been prorogued and would be reconvened on Tuesday, at which time it is reported that Friday, May 22, 2009, would be declared a national public holiday, to celebrate the end of the LTTE rebellion.
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  • May
  • 17
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  • Sri Lanka Public Holiday Announcement Expected Tomorrow

    The Sunday Times (Colombo) - During next Tuesday's ceremonial address to the nation from Parliament, Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is expected to announce a new national public holiday, to be designated National Liberation Day.
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  • May
  • 14
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  • Sri Lanka Half-Day Bank Holiday Tomorrow

    Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's banks, and its stock market (the Colombo Stock Exchange), will be closed tomorrow afternoon, Friday, May 15, 2009.
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  • Mar
  • 24
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  • Sri Lanka Sinhala and Tamil New Year Bank Holidays Update

    The Island (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Commercial Bank of Ceylon has announced its hours of operation during the upcoming 6-day public holidays due to the conjunction of the weekend and of 3 annual public holidays, the Bak Full Moon Poya Day (April 9), Good Friday (April 10), Sinhala and Tamil New Year (April 13-14).
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2008

  • Dec
  • 22
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  • Sri Lanka December 26 Financial Public Holiday

    Colombo Stock Exchange (Colombo) - The Colombo Stock Exchange has announced that Friday, December 26, 2008, had been declared as a special one-off stock exchange holiday in Sri Lanka.
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  • Sep
  • 21
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  • Sri Lanka September 25 Central Province Public Holiday

    Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka's Central Provincial Council announced that Thursday, September 25, 2008, had been declared a one-off public holiday in Sri Lanka's Central Province in honour of the Late President D.B. Wijetunge who passed away Sunday morning.
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  • Jul
  • 16
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  • Sri Lanka SAARC Summit 3-Day Public Holiday

    Colombo Page - Ahead of the forthcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, the Sri Lankan government has declared a 3-day public holiday, from Friday, August 1, to Sunday August 3, 2008.
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  • Jun
  • 12
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  • Sri Lanka 2009 Public Holidays Announced

    The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" the official list of Sri Lankan bank holidays, public holidays, and full Moon Poya days, for the calendar year 2009.
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  • May
  • 10
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  • Sri Lanka's LSSP Wants To Restore May 22 Republic Day Public Holiday

    The Daily Mirror (Colombo) - The presidency of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) is calling for a restoration of the May 22, Republic Day public holiday.
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  • Apr
  • 8
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  • Sri Lanka Declares April 14 Additional Public Holiday

    Daily News (Colombo) - President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister Karu Jayasuriya to declare Monday, April 14, 2008, as a day in lieu public holiday as Sinhala and Tamil New Year falls on a Sunday in 2008.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 16
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  • Sri Lanka 2008 Public Holidays Amended

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has released an erratum to its official list of bank and public holidays for 2008.
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  • Sep
  • 4
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  • Sri Lanka 2008 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" the official list of Sri Lankan bank holidays, public holidays, and full Moon Poya days, for the calendar year 2008.
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  • Mar
  • 27
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  • Sri Lanka Declares April 18 Public Holiday

    Sri Lanka Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka has declared a public holiday on April 18, to coincide with the last scheduled game of Sri Lanka in the current ICC Cricket World Cup, in the Super 8 Stage, when Sri Lanka will play Ireland, in St George's, Grenada.
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  • Mar
  • 24
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  • Sri Lanka Declares April 30 Public Holiday

    Sri Lanka Daily Mirror - The government of Sri Lanka is expected to declare April 30 a public holiday to enable the working class to celebrate May Day as both the May 1 public holiday and the Vesak Full Moon Poya Day holiday fall on the same date this year.
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2006

  • Aug
  • 26
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  • Sri Lanka 2007 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" the official list of Sri Lankan bank holidays, public holidays, and full Moon Poya days, for the calendar year 2007.
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2005

  • Oct
  • 7
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  • Sri Lanka 2006 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" the official list of Sri Lankan bank holidays, public holidays, and full Moon Poya days, for the calendar year 2006.
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2004

  • Aug
  • 17
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  • Sri Lanka 2005 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" the official list of Sri Lankan bank holidays, public holidays, and full Moon Poya days, for the calendar year 2005.
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2003

  • Sep
  • 5
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  • Sri Lanka 2004 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" the official list of Sri Lankan bank holidays, public holidays, and full Moon Poya days, for the calendar year 2004.
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2002

  • Jul
  • 21
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  • Sri Lanka 2003 Public Holidays Announced

    Sunday Times (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has published in the "Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka" the official list of Sri Lankan bank holidays, public holidays, and full Moon Poya days, for the calendar year 2003.
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2000

  • Jan
  • 17
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  • Sri Lanka Poya Public Holiday January 20

    Sunday Times (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has announced that Thursday, January 20, 2000, had been declared the date of the upcoming Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day non-working public holiday and bank holiday throughout Sri Lanka.
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1999

  • Jun
  • 24
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  • Sri Lanka Declares Public Holiday July 2

    Sunday Times (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has announced that Friday, July 2, 1999, had been declared a one-off non-working public holiday and bank holiday throughout Sri Lanka.
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  • May
  • 24
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  • Sri Lanka Adds Bank Holiday May 31

    Central Bank of Sri Lanka (Colombo) - The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has announced that Monday, May 31, 1999, would be an additional non-working bank and public holiday in Sri Lanka.
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1998

  • Oct
  • 1
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  • Sri Lanka 1998 Vap Poya Day Public Holiday

    Sunday Times (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has announced that the non-working public holiday for the upcoming Vap Full Moon Poya Day would be Monday, October 5, 1998.
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  • Jul
  • 2
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  • Sri Lanka 1998 Esala Poya Day Public Holiday

    Sunday Times (Colombo) - Sri Lanka's Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs has announced that the non-working public holiday for the upcoming Esala Full Moon Poya Day would be Thursday, July 9, 1998.
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See also: Sri Lanka bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Sri Lanka)